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5 years 4 months
2007 / PDF
For thousands of years, the aboriginal people of what is now Canada organized themselves as sovereign nations, with what was essentially governmental jurisdiction over their lands, including property rights.Those rights — of governance and property — were trampled in the stampede of European settlement, colonization and commercial interests. But they were never lost or extinguished.
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Kent McNeil
5 years 4 months
2011 /
Squiala First Nation is located within the boundaries of the City of Chilliwack, B.C. in the central Fraser Valley east of Vancouver. The connection of Evans Road to Ashwell through Squiala lands has been an issue of ongoing discussions between the City of Chilliwack and Squiala First Nation. In response to the roads project – and Squiala’s work to develop financial and governance policies and...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance (981)
5 years 4 months
2008 / PDF
The Indian Act is no longer an uncontestable part of the Aboriginal landscape in Canada. For decades, this controversial and intrusive piece of federal legislation governed almost all aspects of Aboriginal life, from the nature of band governance and land tenure systems to restrictions on Aboriginal cultural practices. Most critically, the Indian Act defines the qualifications for being a “status...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Ken Coates
5 years 5 months
2015 / PDF
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
5 years 5 months
2015 / PDF
For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
7 years 1 day
2010 / Video
This video contains the values and visions of Tlowitsis Nations elders about their future governance. Fieldwork for this project was conducted in Vancouver, Campbell River, Alert Bay and Port Hardy in December, 2009. The production is property of Tlowitsis Nation and my not be copied, reproduced or distributed without expresses written consent. Tlowitsis - Governance from Uploaded by fnbc.info...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
7 years 1 week
2011 /
The Tlowitsis Nation is working to engage its citizens in the development a community plan and the structures of governance required to support their future development. In order to support community building and citizen engagement, Chief and Council, with assistance and direction from the Tlowitsis Citizens’ Advisory Group (TCAG), have identified the need to establish a transparent system of...
Resource Producer: Tlowitsis Nation

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