Resource Library

3 years 12 months
2004 / PDF
Across Canada today, Aboriginal communities and their governments, particularly those near urban areas, are putting greater energy into exploring land use development opportunities that will generate economic growth for their communities. In addition, federal legislative and policy changes are increasing the land management powers of many Indian Band governments. Experience shows that land use...
Author(s): Woodward and Company
4 years 4 days
2014 / PDF
This article is devoted to the consideration of land disputes between oil companies and reindeer-herding communities. This research analyzes the legal framework within which the participants of conflict act, with particular reference to legal anthropology. Most of the focus is not so much on formal laws as on the way in which they are understood and interpreted by the participants in relations....
Author(s): Svetlana Tulaeva, University of Eastern Finland
4 years 1 week
2013 / Website
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
4 years 3 weeks
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 7 months
2010 /
Both the federal and provincial environmental assessment processes were designed prior to significant court cases on the nature of Aboriginal rights and title, and the government’s duty to consult and accommodate on those rights. Both levels of government have failed to amend their legislation according to new case law, and have yet to develop policies on Aboriginal consultation and accommodation.
Author(s): TaraMarsden
5 years 7 months
2010 /
This project builds upon the experience of the three partner First Nations in past and current environmental assessments, addressing the numerous challenges, and strengthening common approaches to a First Nations Environmental Review Process.  The partner First Nations conducted research on the various aspects of the environmental assessment process including legal, social, cultural,...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
5 years 7 months
2010 /
This project combines skills transfer in scientific research and data processing, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. A consultant will be hired to provide technical and professional skills to SFN in implementing this project. A firm specialized in Geo-Spatial data collection and management will be contracted to undertake field inventory of specific areas within SFN territory, during which they...
5 years 7 months
2011 /
In recent years, the Chawathil First Nation has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, development and transformation. The Nation has experienced a number of accomplishments including the construction of a new multipurpose centre and a day care. The Chawathil First Nation is confronting serious development and growth pressures with a limited land base. The Nation faces growing demands for...
5 years 7 months
2011 /
Program Highlights 2010 in spite of shock after shock to their economic structures, these communities continue to survive and thrive. they are reinventing their economies constantly — moving from commercial fishing to marine monitoring; from manufacturing to tourism; from timber harvesting to non-timber forest products. These people-connected-to-place, as we refer to them at EC, have learned...
5 years 8 months
2010 /
Based on observations by Mackenzie Forest District staff, First Nation Non- Replaceable Forest License (NRFL) holders were identified as a customer segment that was at risk of not meeting the expectations of the intent of the tenure agreement. The District’s service plan thus included a project that would address this risk by improving licensee understanding of the forest license tenure and other...