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Regis Pecos: The Role of Core Values in Cochiti Governance and Renewal

In this excerpted video, former Cochiti Governor Regis Pecos provides an overview of the core values that are integral to Cochiti's culture and way of life, and shows how his people relied on the application of those core values to overcome a catastrophe and rebuild its nation and community. This…

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David Montgomery: The Quinault Indian Nation's Q-munity Roadmap

In this interview with NNI's Ian Record, Quinault Indian Nation Budget Officer David Montgomery provides a comprehensive overview of Quinault's Q-munity Roadmap performance-based budgeting process, and discusses how citizen education and engagement has proven crucial to the success of this…

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For Michigan tribe, climate action a ‘sacred responsibility’

For Michigan tribe, climate action a 'sacred responsibility'

Though recognized just last week by the White House, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been active in climate change mitigation and adaptation since the “beginning of time.” “The things we do for economic and cultural resilience are the same things we do for climate resilience,”…

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Nisga'a First Nation Circle of Governance

People of the Nisga'a Nation discuss custom and tradition before the Indian Act. They tell how they made the move back to traditional ways through strategic planning and abandoned oppressive ways of the Indian Act.

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Mi'gmaq Nation Listuguj

This video explains the struggle of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq for fishing rights.

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Ktunaxa Nation: Building from their Vision

This video, produced by the National Centre for First Nations Governance, offers a history behind the vision or mission statement of the Ktunaxa Nation in British Columbia.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the outcome of a regional planning process designed to assess current conditions and guide the responsible economic growth of an area. It includes an analysis of factors that account for a community’s current economic state, identification…

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Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Climate Change Strategic Plan.

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Climate Change Strategic Plan

Overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that human inputs of greenhouse gases are almost certain to cause continued warming of the planet. (Environmental Protection Agency, 2013) The Northwest has already observed climate changes including an average increase in temperature of 1.5°F over the…

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Citizens and their descendants reside in a landscape that has sustained them for thousands of years, the Olympic Peninusula of Washington State. Particularly over the last two centuries, the Jamestown S'Klallam people have successfully navigated a variety of soceital…

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Crime-Reduction Best Practices Handbook: Making Indian Communities Safe

Crime-Reduction Best Practices Handbook: Making Indian Communities Safe

In 2009, the Secretary of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs established a High Priority Performance Goal (HPPG) to reduce violent crime by a combined 5% within 24 months on targeted tribal reservations. The selected reservations were Rocky Boy’s (Montana), Mescalero (New…

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British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation Building

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation Building

The BCAFN is pleased to present the first edition of the BCAFN Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation Building in accordance with our Building on OUR Success action plan and the first pillar of that plan, “Strong and Appropriate Governance.” The Toolkit is a comprehensive guide intended to…

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Best Practices Case Study (Results-Based Organizations): First Nations & Inuit Home & Community Care

Best Practices Case Study (Results-Based Organizations): First Nations & Inuit Home & Community Care

For more than 15 years, the lack of home care services relevant for First Nations and Inuit communities has been identified as a significant health and social issue. In response to this need, a Joint Health Canada / Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) / First Nations / Inuit working…

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Economic Development Toolkit for First Nations Economic Development Officers, Chiefs and Councils and Community Members – Basic Information and Guide

Economic Development Toolkit for First Nations Economic Development Officers, Chiefs and Councils and Community Members – Basic Information and Guide

First Nations are becoming more and more involved in economic development within their communities. In order to carry on business, First Nations are incorporating companies, societies and other business structures. It is important for members to understand the difference between sole…

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CCP HANDBOOK Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia

CCP HANDBOOK Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia

The First Nations of British Columbia have rich and varied cultures, histories and traditions. They are becoming increasingly involved in comprehensive community planning as a way of embracing change and planning a better future for their communities. Comprehensive community planning is a holistic…