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2 years 2 months
Topic Spotlight
2007 / PDF
Few people are satisfied with the Indian Act, but no one will deny its importance. For the individuals to whom it applies, the Act is a basic and specific constitutional document. It defines their rights and entitlements, their citizenship and their relationship to the federal and provincial governments. It provides the mechanisms that include or exclude them from membership in a Band. For First...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Frances Abele
1 week 1 day
2017 / Word doc
Nicola Tribal Association Direct Support Report submitted to New Relationship Trust.
Resource Producer: Nicola Tribal Association
1 week 2 days
2016 / PDF
Westbank First Nations 2015 Direct Support Project submitted to New Relationship Trust.
Resource Producer: Westbank First Nation
Author(s): BDO Consulting
4 months 3 weeks
2107 / Word
Project report and outcomes. 
Resource Producer: N’Quatqua First Nations
2 years 2 months
2014 / PDF
Australia, Canada, and the United States formally apologized to their Indigenous peoples in February 2008, June 2008, and December 2009, respectively. The Indigenous peoples in these countries are relatively small in size and Indigenous issues usually lack salience in national elections, so these near simultaneous apologies appear somewhat surprising. All three came after years of pressure and...
Author(s): Michael Tager, Marietta College
2 years 2 months
2014 / PDF
The lack of good data about U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native populations hinders tribes’ development activities, but it also highlights a space for sovereign action. In coming years, tribes will no doubt continue to advocate for better national data and at the same time increasingly implement their own “data agendas” by gathering high quality, culturally relevant information about their...
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Schultz, University of Arizona; Stephanie Carroll Rainie, University of Arizona
2 years 2 months
2014 / PDF
Questions of data governance occur in all contexts. Arguably, they become especially pressing for data concerning Indigenous people. Long-standing colonial relationships, experiences of vulnerability to decisionmakers, claims of jurisdiction, and concerns about collective privacy become significant in considering how and by whom data concerning Indigenous people should be governed. Also...
Author(s): Jodi Bruhn, Stratéjuste Consulting
2 years 2 months
2014 / PDF
This article discusses the obstacles to and supports for the implementation of the First Nations Principles of OCAP™, specifically in the context of data holdings within Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and the Government of Canada. It cites three types of barriers (legal, knowledge and capacity, and institutional) that obstruct OCAP™ and examines how federal legislation...
Author(s): First Nations Information Governance Centre
2 years 2 months
2012 / Video
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
2 years 2 months
2007 / PDF
For thousands of years, the aboriginal people of what is now Canada organized themselves as sovereign nations, with what was essentially governmental jurisdiction over their lands, including property rights.Those rights — of governance and property — were trampled in the stampede of European settlement, colonization and commercial interests. But they were never lost or extinguished.
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Kent McNeil

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