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2 years 5 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
2 years 5 months
2015 / PDF
This article explores the application of two-eyed seeing in the first year of a three-year study about the effectiveness of cultural interventions in First Nations alcohol and drug treatment in Canada. Two-eyed seeing is recognized by Canada’s major health research funder as a starting point for bringing together the strengths of Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. With the aim of developing...
Author(s): Laura Hall, Colleen A. Dell, Barb Fornssler, Carol Hopkins, Christopher Mushquash
2 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
2 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
2 years 5 months
2008 / PDF
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Author(s): United Nations
4 years 2 weeks
2011 /
Here is the full decision from the Supreme Court. See attachment for full details.
4 years 3 weeks
2010 /
This paper is intended to help guide the development of policies that allow Traditional Knowledge to used for the benefit of <First Nations>, but will empower the <First Nation> to assert its ownership of, and management responsibility for, Traditional Knowledge.This draft was developed in the context of land planning.
4 years 3 weeks
2010 / Word
E. The Applicant acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples are entitled to the recognition of the full ownership, control and protection of their intellectual property. The Parties further acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have the right to special measures to control, develop and protect their sciences, technologies and cultural manifestations, including human and other genetic resources, seeds,...
4 years 3 weeks
2010 /
The heart of this book is a set of seven fundamental truths that for thousands of years have guided Coastal First Nations. Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown assembled these truths through interviews with and advice from elders from three different Coastal First Nations: Pauline Waterfall (Hilistis), from Heiltsuk, Gloria Cranmer-Webster (Wikalalisame’ga), from Namgis of the Kwakwaka’wakw, and Barb...
Author(s): . Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown
4 years 3 weeks
2010 /
The First Peoples' Council launched a report today that reveals the troubling state of B.C.'s First Nations languages.The report finds that:fluent First Nations language speakers make up a small and shrinking minority of the B.C. First Nations population8 languages are severely endangered and 22 are nearly extinctmost fluent speakers are over 65the majority of classroom teaching is insufficient...

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