Mission Statement

Our updated Mission Statement serves as a broad and clear statement of purpose for which the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council exists and the function it performs, that is, the "business" DOTC is in or is to be in, describing the reason for the existence of the Tribal Council, providing guidelines for the development of strategies and operational plans, defining the scope and limitations of the Tribal Council's endeavours, providing a basis for making the right kinds of decisions, serving as a vehicle for measuring the Tribal Council's effectiveness, and providing a belief that will support the Tribal Council's culture that will provide quality and performance.

DOTC is responsible and obligated to provide services and programs to its member First Nations and members. While functioning primarily within the mandated area, the Tribal Council does work in partnership with other relevant entities within and outside the DOTC region as determined by DOTC Administration or directed by the DOTC Council of Chiefs.

Provided below is therefore the mission statement that has been adopted by the DOTC Council of Chiefs:

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council works together to provide programs and services that protect and promote the shared interests and aspirations of its member First Nations. This includes:

  • Enhancement of Treaty & Aboriginal Rights;
  • Prioritization of education, employment and economic development;
  • Strengthening cultural and linguistic foundations; and
  • Ensuring healthy citizens and communities.

Value Statement

An updated Value Statement for the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council helps in guiding its beliefs, in its dealing with others and, shows the preferred way of behaviour. This is what the organization and all those engaged as Leadership and staff should reflect as representatives.

The members of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council accept the values as "what should be", responds to them as indicators of "who we are" and "what we stand for", and uses them as a way of approving and disapproving particular ways of behaviour.

The value statement is as follows:

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council believes in a culture and environment that promotes open and honest communication. It seeks to treat the people and entities (its clientele) with dignity, respect, understanding, and fairness. It also strives to be accountable and transparent in fulfilling of duties and responsibilities. Toward this end, we are guided by cultural guidance from our Elders and cultural awareness in the performance of our duties.

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