Developing a Community Constitution


In this, the third part of the BCAFN Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation Building, we explore the complex and often controversial subject of governance reform in our communities and ways to approach community engagement. The Governance Toolkit is intended as a resource for First Nations leadership. It provides a conceptual framework for engaging the citizens of First Nations on governance and the challenges of decolonization and moving through the metaphorical “post-colonial door.”


Wilson-Raybould, Jody and Tim Raybould. "Developing a Community Constitution." Part 3 – A Guide to Community Engagement. British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation Building. West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 2011. Tools. (, accessed March 11, 2014)