DOWNLOAD | Given the growing importance and prevalence of appeal systems in Aboriginal governments and organizations, the objective of this publication is to provide a useful tool both to those who are charged with designing new appeal systems or conversely those asked to evaluate existing systems. It has three principal sections. The first (Section II) focuses on the question: what are the critical elements that should make up an appeal system? Section III then takes up the question: What criteria might be useful in judging whether an existing or newly designed appeal system meets the test of good governance? In the final section (Section IV), the focus is on applying the frameworks developed in the previous two sections to an actual appeal mechanism.