First Nations developing new tool for self-governance – Troy Media

First Nations developing new tool for self-governance – Troy Media

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2015565 Views

BAYFIELD, NS, May 24, 2015—First Nations communities across the country are adopting constitutions that prove bands do not have to wait for the Indian Act to be repealed or replaced for progress to be made on the ground.

Band officials are discovering that these documents allow their communities to build culturally appropriate institutions of self-government and good governance. Their example needs to be emulated across Canada.

Most importantly, First Nations are discovering that mainstream courts are recognizing these constitutions in their rulings.

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