Tag Archives: John Graham

Moving Forward in a Time of Restraint: Three Initiatives to Improve First Nation Well-being

DOWNLOAD |  In a time of restraint that the government now finds itself, the challenge will be how to move forward on First Nation issues without the ability to afford large new expenditure programs. The purpose of this paper is … 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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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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A Legacy of Excellence: Board Governance at the Aboriginal Healing Foundation

DOWNLOAD |  Based on a literature search and their experience in working with boards, the authors describe 11 characteristics of high performing Aboriginal boards and then use these to assess the board of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Their conclusion is … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Excellence: Best Practices Board Study Aboriginal Healing Foundation

DOWNLOAD  |  Based on a literature search and their experience in working with boards, the authors describe 11 characteristics of high performing Aboriginal boards and then use these to assess the board of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.  Their conclusion is … Continue reading

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Clarifying Accountability Relationships Affecting Indian and Northern Affairs

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 … 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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How To Improve First Nation Housing

DOWNLOAD | According to the authors, the elements of a successful housing program in First Nation communities are well known. Leadership, community support and technical expertise are the more elusive factors. An accreditation system might provide the necessary incentives for … Continue reading

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Literature Review of Non-profit Best Practices in Governance and Management

DOWNLOAD  |  This literature review explores current research on the best practices of high impact organizations in the non-profit sector. The research draws from both theoretical and practical examples. The authors highlight key messages and best practices pertaining to four … 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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