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Gitanyow Nation Constitution

Gitanyow Nation Constitution

Location: British Columbia Population: 802 Date of Constitution: 2009

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Gitanyow Nation: Land Use Planning to Protect their Territories

Gitanyow citizens, a nation with a strong system of hereditary chiefs, talk about the impacts of development on their traditional lands and how their land use plan has helped protect their territories.

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Developing a First Nation Constitution

Chiefs, Administrators and Advisors discuss the importance of constitutions and the work involved in developing their own nation's constitution. 

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Traditional Governance and Constitution Making among the Gitanyow

Traditional Governance and Constitution Making among the Gitanyow

This paper is a report on traditional governance and constitution making among the Gitanyow people prepared for the Gitanyow and for the First Nations Governance Centre. The Gitanyow are well along in the development of a national constitution based on traditional governance, and this paper will…

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Valuing Tradition: Governance, Cultural Match, and the BC Treaty Process

Valuing Tradition: Governance, Cultural Match, and the BC Treaty Process

Self-governance negotiations are an integral part of British Columbia’s modern day treaty process. At some treaty tables, impasses have resulted from differences on how to include traditional First Nations governance within treaty. Although some First Nations are determined to pursue traditional…

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The Gitanyow Ayookxw: The Constitution of the Gitanyow Nation

The Gitanyow Ayookxw: The Constitution of the Gitanyow Nation

WE are the Gitanyow peoples. We have a long-standing and rich oral tradition which speaks to all aspects of our lives. This written Constitution must be interpreted and understood in the context of our oral history and oral traditions... THEREFORE, by virtue of our inherent right to govern…