Monthly Archives: January 2011

Model Governance Policies for Chief and Council

DOWNLOAD |  Policy is also a critical instrument for governments.  This tool has been adapted so that the governance policies for boards of not for profit organizations are now relevant for Chief and Council.  It contains six model governance policies. … Continue reading

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Model Governance Policies for Aboriginal Boards of Directors

DOWNLOAD |  Policy is a critical governance instrument for any not for profit organization. Among other things, well- crafted policies save time, ensure fair treatment of members, reduce the risk of legal problems, focus board attention on matters critical to … Continue reading

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How Does Your Board Stack Up: A Self-Assessment Tool

DOWNLOAD  |  Aboriginal Boards of Directors can use this tool to assess both their strengths and weaknesses. Based on this assessment, Boards can then develop action plans for improving their performance. This tool can also be used, if slightly adapted, … Continue reading

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First Nation Communities in Distress: Dealing with Causes, not Symptoms

DOWNLOAD  |  The focus of this essay is on those highly distressed, First Nation communities on the extreme end of the well-being continuum. Its purpose is to stimulate reflection on what might be an appropriate policy response to such communities. … Continue reading

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