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1 year 8 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
1 year 8 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)
1 year 8 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
1 year 8 months
2013 /
These five pillars of effective governance blend the traditional values of our respective Nations with the modern realities of self-governance. NCFNG uses the principles behind these five pillars to develop and deliver tools and services to assist in rebuilding First Nations. The Centre believes that all First Nations have the ability to enact all or some of these principles no matter where they...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
1 year 8 months
2008 / PDF
This paper will focus on the human resources challenges that face First Nations communities and their governments in rebuilding their capacity for good governance and in meeting their sovereign obligations. The vision that First Nations people see where they are self-sufficient, autonomous and significant contributors to society requires a paradigm shift for the federal government in its Indian...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Richard Missens
1 year 9 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
1 year 9 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
1 year 9 months
2015 /
The Centre for First Nations Governance (CFNG) was invited by the Sumas First Nation to facilitate a two‐day workshop to help develop our vision, mission and values statements and to learn about: the laws that now empower our rights; the obligations and responsibilities that we have to those laws; governance as it applies to our communities and to our territory; and reconciliation as it applies...
Resource Producer: Sumas First Nation
1 year 9 months
2015 /
Chawathil First Nation has developed a Zoning Bylaw for Chawathil reserve lands including specific regulations and permitted uses for each of the zones.
Resource Producer: Chawathil First Nation
3 years 2 months
2010 / Word
The compensation policy is designed to accomplish these objectives:Attract and retain qualified employeesRecognize and invest in positive employee performance and behavioursEnsure that the KNC remains aligned and in congruency with other like organizations' compensationDemonstrate the KNC's recognition that employees must believe that there is real or perceived fairness and equity in their...
Resource Producer: Ktunaxa Nation Council

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