Westbank First Nation

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Westbank First Nation: Jurisdiction/Territory Excerpt

Westbank First Nation: Jurisdiction/Territory Excerpt

2. Aboriginal Rights and Title 2.1 Westbank is part of the Okanagan Nation which has occupied and benefited from Okanagan traditional territory since time immemorial. 2.2 Westbank has never ceded, surrendered, or in any way relinquished aboriginal title and will continue to assert its interests and…

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Westbank First Nation Circle of Governance

The people of the Westbank First Nation share the history and process taken toward self-governance and how it has transformed their community.

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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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Journey to Economic Independence: B.C. First Nations' Perspectives

Journey to Economic Independence: B.C. First Nations' Perspectives

There are two approaches to economic development being pursued by the participant First Nations. One is creation of an economy through support for local entrepreneurs and the development of their individual enterprises (i.e. Westbank First Nation). The other is creation of an economy through…

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Best Practices Case Study (Transparency and Fairness): Westbank First Nation

Best Practices Case Study (Transparency and Fairness): Westbank First Nation

The Westbank First Nation is located in south central British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley. In the mid-1980s, conflicts within the Westbank First Nation council created significant animosity among community members. The outcome was the Hall Inquiry which made recommendations around strengthening…