Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of Bill S-6, the First Nations Elections Act
"The bill establishes a legislative process apart from the Indian Act system for the election of First Nations chiefs and councils. Among the key changes provided by the proposed legislation is the extension of the terms of office for chiefs and councils and the possibility for common election days among several First Nations. First Nations may choose to opt in to the new elections regime proposed under the legislation, or they may be brought under the new elections regime by ministerial order in some circumstances. First Nations may also opt out of the legislation by adopting a community election code under certain conditions."It is possible to follow progress of the bill through the Houses of Parliament on the LEGISinfo website.