Self Governance

Assembly of First Nations The national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. The AFN represents all citizens regardless of age, gender or place of residence. "Many Canadians are unaware of the enormous problems that the First Nations peoples have faced on the road to political recognition in this country."
URL: http://www.afn.ca/


Creating the Future: A Planning Handbook for Board Members and Administrators of First Nations Boards 2004. Written by Dr. Larry Thomas for the First Nations Education Steering Committee.
URL: fnesc.ca/Attachments/Publications/PDF's/pdf/old/102976-creating-the-future-Thomas.pdf


Group Apraxia: The Phenomenology of Acculturalism by Aubrey Neal, University of Manitoba. Excellent paper focused on the perpetual cycle of assimilation expectations and the move towards self governance.
URL: www.brandonu.ca/library/CJNS/10.2/neal.pdf


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Indigneous governance Institute on Governance. Our research shows that sound governance is a prerequisite for the rapid improvement of the wellbeing of Indigenous communities and citizens.
URL: iog.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Indigenous.pdf


Legal Mechanisms for assumption of jurisdiction and control over education by First Nations by Nancy Morgan (1998) for The First Nations Education Steering Committee in British Columbia.
URL: www.fnesc.ca/publications/pdf/legalmechanisms.pdf


National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG) An innovative service and research organization offering an important set of nation re-building services to First Nations from the Atlantic to the Pacific. NCFNG provides a bridge between traditional and contemporary governance models. Services are developed and delivered by experienced and educated Aboriginal staff.
URL: www.fngovernance.org/


Negotiating Identity: Aboriginal Women and the Politics of Self-Government by Elizabeth A. Asante (2005). Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 25(1), pgs. 1 - 34.
URL: www.brandonu.ca/Library/CJNS/25.1/cjnsv25no1_pg1-34.pdf


Principles to support Effective Governance by National Centre for First Nations Governance (2008) Summer Discussion Document to address the five Governance Principles: The People, The Land, Laws and Jurisdictions, Institutions, and Resources.
URL: http://fngovernance.org/publication_docs/Governance_Principles2008.pdf


Rebuilding First Nations: Tools, Traditions and Relationships. by John MBride, Graham MacDonell, Charlene Smoke, and Colin Sanderson (2002) for the Accountability and Governance Conference, Vancouver, June 10.
URL: www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/cscd/PDFs/aboriginal_community_development_rebuilding_first_nations.pdf


Stolen Lands, Broken Promises: Researching the Indian Land Question in British Columbia by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, 2nd edition is intended as a practical, hands-on resource for Indigenous community members wanting to conduct research on a variety of issues affecting traditional territory and reserve lands in British Columbia. It is designed to guide researchers through the processes of planning and successfully completing lands-related research projects that have a strong historical component. Entire manual (40 MB) can be downloaded at
URL: www.ubcic.bc.ca/files/PDF/RILQ2005/Stolen Lands, Broken Promises.pdf


Supporting Self Governance in First Nations Education. by June Kaminski (2008), Presentation used within Webcast presented on Supporting Educational Self Governance - Aboriginal Literacy and Pedagogical Considerations. Webcast available at http://firstnationspedagogy.ca/webcast.html . May 28, 2008.
URL: http://firstnationspedagogy.ca/Self_Governance.pdf


Tribal Self Governance
from the USA based Office of the Self-Governance Communication & Education (SGCE). The information on this website is provided to enhance the understanding of Self-Governance, as well as the motivation, reasoning and aspirations behind this historic Tribally driven initiative.
URL: http://www.tribalselfgov.org/




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