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Part One - Governance Toolkit (PDF)


 

Part 2 - Governance Self-Assessment (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3 - A Guide to Community Engagement (PDF)

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BCAFN GOVERNANCE TOOLKIT
A Guide to Nation Building

PART 1 – THE GOVERNANCE REPORT

 

Forward from Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould
Acknowledgements
Copyright
Using the Report
Section 1 – Options for Governance Reform

1.1  A Brief History of Evolving First Nations' Governance within Canada

1.2  Indian Act Governance

1.3  Sectoral Governance Initiatives

1.4  Comprehensive Governance Arrangements

Section 2 – Core Institutions of Governance

Introduction

2.1  Legal Status and Capacity

2.2  The Citizens

2.3  The Governing Body

2.4  The Constitution

Section 3 – Powers (Jurisdictions) of the First Nation

Introduction

3.1   Aboriginal Healers and Traditional Medicine

3.2   Administration of Justice

3.3   Adoption

3.4   Agriculture

3.5   Child and Family

3.6   Citizenship

3.7   Education

3.8   Elections

3.9   Emergency Preparedness

3.10  Environment

3.11  Financial Administration

3.12  Fish, Fisheries and Fish Habitat

3.13  Forests

3.14  Gaming

3.15  Health

3.16  Heritage and Culture

3.17  Intoxicants

3.18  Labour Relations

3.19  Land Management

3.20  Land and Marine Use Planning

3.21  Licensing, Regulation and Operation of Businesses

3.22  Matrimonial Property

3.23  Minerals and Precious Metals

3.24  Oil and Gas

3.25  Public Order, Safety and Security

3.26  Public Works

3.27  Social Services

3.28  Solemnization of Marriages

3.29  Taxation

3.30  Traffic and Transportation

3.31  Water

3.32  Wildlife

3.33  Wills and Estates

Section 4 - Financing First Nations’ Governance

Introduction
4.1  Costing Our Nations’ Governance

4.2  First Nations’ Revenues

4.3  Principles of the Fiscal Financing Relationship

4.4  Own Source Revenue (OSR) Impact on Federal Transfers

Resources

 

PART 2 – THE GOVERNANCE SELF-ASSESSMENT

 

Foreword from Regional Chief Puglaas (Jody Wilson Raybould)
Acknowledgements
Module 1 — The Governing Body — Establishing Effective Governance

1.1   Guide

Using the Guide
Developing a Clear Direction / Vision
Working Together Effectively
Information to Support Quality Decision-Making
Overseeing and Supporting the Administration
Maintaining Positive Relations with Citizens and Stakeholders
Being Accountable and Realizing the Vision

1.2  Survey
1.3  Questionnaire
1.4  Planning Workbook
1.5  Tabulation Worksheet

Module 2 — The Administration — Establishing Effective Organization

2.1  Guide

Using the Guide
Building a Strong Administration
Supporting an Efficient Law-Making Process
Delivering Quality Programs and Services
Managing and Allocating Resources
Successfully Managing Change

2.2  Survey
2.3  Questionnaire
2.4  Planning Workbook
2.5  Tabulation Worksheet

Notes

 

PART 3 – A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Foreword from Regional Chief Puglaas (Jody Wilson-Raybould)
Acknowledgements
Using the Guide
Section 1 — Social Change and Governance Reform — Moving Towards the Door

1.0  Social Change and Governance Reform — Moving Towards the Door

Section 1 — Tools

1.1  Re-Building First Nations’ Governance — Our Challenges, Opportunities, Rights and Responsibilities / PowerPoint

1.2  Our Indian Act Reality / Handout

1.3  Most Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Government / Handout

1.4  Moving Beyond the Indian Act —The Pros and Cons / Handout

1.5  Governance Reform — Top 10 Lists / Handouts

Section 2 — Community Engagement and Organizing for Change — Opening the Door

2.0  Community Engagement and Organizing for Change — Opening the Door

Section 2 — Tools

2.1  Community Engagement — Reflecting, Planning and Organizing for Change / PowerPoint

2.2  Facilitator’s Checklist

2.3  Meeting Checklist

2.4  Citizen Governance Questionnaire / Handout

2.5  Resources

Section 3 — Exploring Governance Options and Implementing Change — Walking Through the Door

3.0  Exploring Governance Options and Implementing Change — Walking Through the Door References for Sections 1, 2 and 3

Section 3 — Tools

3.1  Community Governance Profile / Template

3.2  Exploring Governance Options — Identifying Priorities, Taking Action and Implementing Change / PowerPoint

3.3  Developing a Community Constitution / PowerPoint

3.4  Community Questions — Core Institutions of Governance / Handout

3.5  Communications Plan / Template