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Government Administration and Financial Management [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2005

Information regarding the First Nations Governance Act as it relates to administration and financial management.

Best Practices: Accountability and Reporting, Membertou First Nation [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2009

Case study of Membertou First Nation, representing the principle of "Accontability and Reporting" as part of National Center for First Nation Governance's Best Practices series.

Governance Best Practices Report [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2009

"The Governance Best Practices Report profiles the work of 25 First Nations, tribes and aboriginal organizations across Canada and in the United States. Based on NCFNG's principles of effective governance, each profile provides the reader with a brief snapshot of strategies, techniques, procedures or processes that produce efficiencies in governance."

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."

Accountability for Subordinate Legislation: The Case of the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulation [William Stanbury]

Publisher: 
Fraser Institute
Year of publication: 
2003

"This paper is organized as follows. Section 2 compares the process by which statutes are created (or amended) to that by which subordinate legislation is made into law. Section 3 briefly explores the role and activities of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. Section 4 consists of a detailed chronology of one (large) set of regulations, the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations (ACFLRs), focusing on their review and evaluation by the Standing Joint Committee.

Performance Measurement, Development Indicators and Aboriginal Economic Development [Center for Community Enterprise]

Publisher: 
Center for Community Enterprise
Year of publication: 
2002

"This report defines the language of outcomes, indicators, and performance measures and then summarizes a review of applications of several strategies and tools for tracking progress that have been developed since the late 80s. It then reviews the current performance measurement practice of Indian and Northern Affairs at the policy, program, intermediary, and community level. The results demonstrate a confused, wholly inadequate approach to the application of indicators and performance measures at every level.

Rebuilding First Nations: Tools, Traditions and Relationships [Simon Fraser University, SFU]

Publisher: 
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Year of publication: 
2002

The tools, traditions and relationships that it takes to re-build First Nations, to realize good governance, were the three key elements discussed at the Aboriginal Financial Management Association of B.C.- INAC conference on Governance and Accountability, held in Vancouver, June 10-11, 2002.

The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance [Calvin Helin]

Author: 
Publisher: 
Cubbie Blue Publishing, Inc.
Year of publication: 
2010

"This book offers effective strategies to help erase poverty. It advocates self-reliance, policy reform and cultural awareness. Accountability is required from all; the middle class, the trust fund babies and the underprivileged who see themselves as perpetual victims and have fallen into the entitlement trap. True Blue-prints are offered to rescue people from an economical slump and help them improve their life, and re-obtain a sense of self-worth."

Sample Models of First Nation Financial Codes [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

As part of the Distributed Knowledge Sharing System initiative (See Distributed Knowledge Sharing System) AFOA has collected a number of samples of First Nation financial codes and policies from across the country - they are provided in this document courtesy of the source First Nation community or organization credited. These First Nation communities and organizations have agreed to share the results of their hard work with the understanding that the information contained is copyright owned by the First Nation.

Strategic Management & Accountability for First Nations – Best Practices to Consider [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Strategic planning and accountability type activities have been around for a long time. Individuals and organizations constantly look for new and innovative ways to improve what they do in these areas. In reality, some are more active at planning and some are more sophisticated in their approach. Strategic management has been thrust into the spotlight in the last decade as individuals and organizations realize that organizational success is often linked to results from enhanced activities in this area.

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