Wednesday, December 02, 2020




Who participates in the Governance Essentials workshop?

This workshop is for Chief & Council and senior administrators. It can be delivered immediately after an election to help build a common understanding and sense of teamwork among the new leaders. This workshop is beneficial at anytime throughout a leadership term.

Why would your leadership take this workshop?

When a First Nation is governed by a Chief & Council that understands their role, responsibilities and the requirements of the Indian Act, they can better utilize the resources of the community for positive change. Leadership that understands the considerable benefits of inherent rights and title can engage their community and work towards a mandate for more effective, independent governance.

What will your leadership learn?

Leadership will learn about the limits of their roles and responsibilities as Chief & Council, the history of the Indian Act and how they can efficiently administer today’s Act. Participants will be introduced to the five pillars of effective governance and learn what it takes to move beyond the Indian Act and create more effective, independent governance, including governance over territorial lands.

Who delivers this workshop?

This workshop is delivered by Indigenous governance experts that understand First Nation communities, history, and law. All material used in the workshop is grounded in our legal, academic and community-based research.

How long is this training?

Governance Essentials for Chief & Council is delivered over two full days.

Where are sessions held?

This workshop takes place in your community. The facilitator travels to your community and delivers this workshop to as many as 15 people.

What does it cost?

The cost varies and can be as little as $6400 plus travel, depending on the location of your First Nation. Funding may be available from various agencies. If you are interested in receiving a proposal, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)