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Public Works in Small and Rural Municipalities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
1999

"A synopsis of how public works - e.g. land-use planning, building codes, roads and bridges, parks and recreation facilities, water and sewage systems and solid waste collection and disposal - are managed in small municipalities across Canada. Instructive in addressing public works issues within Aboriginal communities."

A Compendium of Provincial Public Work Statutes [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
1999

"A "road map" for federal negotiators and Aboriginal counterparts in addressing the scope of public works provisions in self-government agreements."

Options for Commercial Enterprises in First Nations [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2003

"Originally prepared for Pictou Landing First Nation, this paper provides a useful tool for First Nations in managing the commercial fishing licenses and fishing equipment resulting from the Marshall Response Initiative Program. Based on five case studies, UN-based governance principles and the research of the Kennedy School of Government, it explores the linkages between sound governance and commercial entities."

Policy Brief No.17: Business and Politics in Aboriginal Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2003

"Conventional wisdom suggests that politics and business need to be completely separate from one other. This policy brief suggests that this 'wisdom' needs to be re-examined."

Building Sustainable Communities: Good Practices and Tools for Community Economic Development [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2006

"Commissioned by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), this web-based publication was designed by the Institute to systematically capture the knowledge and insights of economic development experts, many of whom were about to retire from the public service.

In Praise of Taxes: The Link between Taxation and Good Governance for First Nation Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2008

"This paper makes the case that broad-based taxation by First Nations governments would enhance their governance practices. The study relies on comparative government and public finance literatures as well as interviews with First Nations that have already imposed some form of taxation. It examines both the advantages of taxation and the ‘curse’ of revenue that does not arise from broad-base taxation - such as oil or natural resource wealth."

Policy Brief No. 32: In Praise of Taxes: The Link between Taxation and Good Governance for First Nation Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2009

"Based on a much longer paper, this IOG brief explores the linkages between taxation and good governance. It suggests some of the positive effects of introducing broad-based taxation on reserve, and provides options and advice on how First Nations could introduce taxation in their communities."

Aboriginal Community Development Experts Symposium Summary Report [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2011

"This report is a summary of the second of a series of symposiums organized by the Sustainable Communities Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion between community development experts from across the country and to explore strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community development principles and approaches with government programs and policies."

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by Dr. Radut