DOWNLOAD | Following the sponsorship scandal, the Gomery Inquiry, recent federal elections and the introduction of the Federal Accountability Act, it is hard to imagine accountability having a higher priority in this country than it now enjoys. That said, implementing sound accountability relationships is challenging between levels of government. And this is especially the case between Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and First Nations. In light of these and other complexities, this paper explores the principal accountability relationships with First Nations of relevance to INAC – specifically the accountability relationship between the Minister of INAC and First Nations and that between First Nations Councils and their citizens.
Authors: John Graham and Gail Motsi