Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Protecting Territories:
Gitanyow Nation

Gitanyow ctiizens, 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.



Engaging Citizens:
Miawupkek First Nation

"We do have pride in ourselves." Miawpukek citizens talk about the importance of engaging citizens to overcome challenges and build a strong community.



Vision for a Nation:
Ktunaxa Nation

Ktanxa citizens explain how the four pillars of their nation vision – the land, people, culture, and governance – provides a foundation for nation building.



Developing Laws and Policies:
Tsawwassen First Nation

Tsawwassen's story about creating laws and policies after their historic treaty signing provides important lessons for all First Nations.



Success through Accountability:

Membertou leaders explain how a high level of accountability to citizens and partners has been key to success in governance and business.



Exercising Inherent Jurisdiction:
Mi'gmaq Nation Listuguj

Listiguj citizens tell the story of their struggle and victory in implementing and enforcing their own laws to protect and manage their salmon fishery.



Prosperous Self-Government:
Westbank First Nation

Westbank citizens explain how being in charge of their lands, laws and governance brings certainty for development and prosperity for their people.



Restoring a Nation:
Nisga'a Nation

Nisga'a citizens talk about their journey from being controlled under the Indian Act to the freedoms of having their own nation.