Monday, October 26, 2020
The Transitional Governance Project

Our Growing List of Supporters

Líl̓wat Nation

In Líl̓wat Nation, the people come first. They believe that good governance comes from listening to their people and their Chiefs and Council ensures that their citizens have many opportunities to engage with government. They are participating in CFNG’s multi-year Transitional Governance Program. Líl̓wat Nation are Interior Salish people, whose lands are located in central British Columbia.

Council of the Haida Nation

The Council of the Haida Nation was formed in 1974 by a handful of people with a vision to organize Haida people into one political entity. Part of the vision was a clear mandate to settle land claims. From those beginnings the CHN has been addressing the land question and has become a national government enacting legislation and policy affecting many aspects of life on Haida Gwaii. The consolidation of the Council as a national government has worked hand-in-hand with collective action that Haida have taken to protect culture and ensure that their way of living continues. Haida Gwaii is a chain of islands located off the west coast of Canada.

Listuguj Mi’gMaq Government

Listuguj, one of the largest Mi’gmaq communities, is part of the Mi’gmaq Nation, and is located on the Canadian border of Quebec and New Brunswick. Listuguj lies within the tribal district of Gespe’gewa’gi and is a member of the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Assembly.

Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Assembly

The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi vision is for an independent (self-sustaining, self-determining) Mi’gmaq government based on a constitution that promotes and protects the rights, freedoms and well-being of the L’nu (the people). The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (MM) was founded upon the spirit and intent of their political accord of 2000 consented among the three Gesgape’gewa’gi Mi’gmaq governing councils of Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj. Their communities are located on the east coast of Canada.

Institute of Public Administration of Canada

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is Canada’s leading professional organization supporting excellence in the country’s public sector. Members include public servants, academics and others interested in public administration. The Institute works closely with all levels of government to promote quality public services and practices. IPAC is a recognized leader in research, training, knowledge sharing and outreach. IPAC has partnered with the Centre for First Nations Governance and Carelton University to deliver the Transitional Governance Project.

Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, in Ottawa, has been a centre of policy research and academic excellence for more than 65 years. Each year, the school welcome approximately 60 new Masters’ students, six new PhD candidates and 25 diploma students. Carleton University has partnered with the Centre for First Nations Governance and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada to deliver the Transitional Governance Project.

John B. Zoe

John B. Zoe was the Chief Negotiator for the former Treaty 11 Council of the NWT from 1992 to the conclusion and recognition of the Tłıchǫ Land Claim and Self Government Agreement in 2005. John continues in the role as the senior advisor to the Tłıchǫ Government. He was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Law from the University of Alberta in recognition of his work in the development of the new government, as well as his contributions to involving elders and youth in projects that are built upon a foundation of Tłıchǫ language, culture and way of life. John received a recognition award from the Tlicho Government for his contributions along with many other tribal members. John also received the Order of the NWT in 2015.

Stephen Cornell

Stephen Cornell is Faculty Chair of the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona where he also is a professor of sociology and affiliate faculty in the James E. Rogers College of Law. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago. He held faculty appointments in sociology at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego before joining the Arizona faculty in 1998. From 1998 to 2016 he served as director of the university’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. In 1986, while at Harvard, he co-founded the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. He continues to co-direct that project today. At Arizona, he led the establishment of the Native Nations Institute, a partner program to the Harvard Project.

Kent McNeil

Kent McNeil is a distinguished research professor (emeritus) at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he has taught since 1987. He is the author of numerous works on the rights of Indigenous peoples, including two books: Common Law Aboriginal Title (1989) and Emerging Justice? Essays on Indigenous Rights in Canada and Australia (2001). He has also co-edited a collection, Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives (2009). His work focuses on Indigenous land rights and governance authority.

Connie Lazore

Connie Lazore, Tsi Snaihne District Chief After serving the community in the capacity as an employee of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) for 27 years Connie made the decision to vie for a District Chief position in the 2015 June Election, she was successful in July 2015 Connie began her three-year term to serve her community.

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly joined the School of Public Administration in 2001. He is a political scientist, specializing in comparative and urban politics. He worked for the French public sector for 10 years, including postings with the French Small Business Administration and the Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Council. Prior to his appointment at UVic, Emmanuel was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario from 1999-2000, and Assistant Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame from 2000-2001. At UVic’s School of Public Administration he is Jean Monnet Chair in European Urban and Border Region Policy, Director of the European Studies minor and of the European Union Centre for Excellence.

Jodi Bruhn

Jodi Bruhn is a published policy researcher, author and facilitator specializing in governance and indigenous/Crown relations. With experience in the public, academic and not-for-profit sectors, she has advised senior government officials, parliamentarians, and indigenous governments and organizations. Before joining Stratéjuste in 2012, Jodi served as research manager at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and as lead analyst to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, Parliament of Canada. From 2007 to 2009, she was senior researcher at the Institute on Governance. Originally from the Prairies, Jodi holds a PhD (Notre Dame), MA (Calgary) and BA (University of Saskatchewan) in political science.