Self-Government by Inherent Right

Practice Point

Self-Government by Inherent Right

September 8, 2021

THE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAM is offered by the Centre for First Nations Governance, which is “a non-profit organization that supports First Nations as they transition from the Indian Act to inherent right governance.”

The CFNG developed the program of workshops in response to First Nations’ requests for tools and strategies for reducing the time and energy spent on Indian Act administration, transitioning from the Indian Act and into the inherent right to self-government, and realizing that inherent right.

First Nations who participate in the program work with researchers on Rebuilding First Nations Governance, “a six-year research project to identify the most effective ways for First Nations to transition from Indian Act administrations to self-determining governments.”

Project partners include six First Nations and two Tribal Councils, six Canadian universities, three non-governmental organizations and 35 academic researchers and practitioners.”

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We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.