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A Brief History of our Right to Self-GovernanceA Brief History of our Right to Self-Governance

Explore the unbroken history of First Nations right to self-governance, a right rooted in our occupation and our own jurisdiction over the land before contact. In recent years aboriginal and treaty rights and title have been addressed by Canadian courts and, for many First Nation citizens, the movement for self-governance is a way to reaffirm authority in relation to the land. Download PDF

May, 2013

Five Pillars of Effective GovernanceFive Pillars of Effective Governance

These five pillars of effective governance blend the traditional values of our respective Nations with the modern realities of self-governance. The Centre 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 sit on the path to self-governance. All First Nations wrestle with significant constraints such as a lack of funding, the restrictions of the Indian Act, and poverty, yet effective governance is the foundation upon which our development aspirations must be built. Therefore, we must engage with these principles – our long term success depends on it. Download PDF