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A Tool For Designing or Assessing Appeal Systems In an Aboriginal Context

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 … Continue reading

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Governance Assessment Tool for Chief and Council

DOWNLOAD  |  This tool can provide a comprehensive self-assessment of the overall performance of Chief and Council.  It based on ten functions on which a high performing Council should be focused and provides a quantitative rating for each as well … Continue reading

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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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Empowering Highly Distressed First Nation Communities to Help Themselves: A Proposed Approach

DOWNLOAD |  This policy brief argues that there is no apparent strategy for dealing with the most distressed First Nation communities, reviews briefly the reasons why governance reform is so difficult to effect and proposes a series of pilot projects … Continue reading

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The First Nation Governance System: A Brake on Closing the Community Well-being Gap

DOWNLOAD |  In this paper, the author notes that the gap in the community well-being index between First Nation communities and those in the rest of Canada appears to be widening, not narrowing, and argues that the unique and dysfunctional … Continue reading

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Improving Health Governance in First Nations Communities: Model Governance Policies and Tools

DOWNLOAD  |  This paper contains a package of governance policies and tools designed for use by health structures in First Nations communities. The policies included are drafted on the assumption that a First Nation has established a corporate body under … Continue reading

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In Praise of Taxes: The Link between Taxation and Good Governance for First Nations Communities

DOWNLOAD |  The authors make the case that governments that rely primarily or solely on non-tax revenues tend to have poor governance. They conclude that tax regimes promise to yield First Nations both lasting sources of revenue and substantial governance … Continue reading

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In Praise of Taxes: The Link between Taxation and Good Governance in a First Nations Context

DOWNLOAD  |  This paper makes a case for taxation of First Nation communities by their governments. It does so from a governance standpoint, arguing that taxation is a governance issue and introducing tax regimes on reserve would enhance the legitimacy, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Self-government: Developing a More Balanced, Evolutionary Approach

DOWNLOAD |   The difficulty of reaching self-government agreements indicates the need for more incremental and gradual approaches – ones that distribute power in governance systems that are more balanced and integrated with other levels of government. Indeed, these are … Continue reading

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