LEARN IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Develop a Vision and Plan
You can expand your nation's jurisdiction and build new institutions of self-governance by having a clear vision that can be translated into goals and objectives. The Centre for First Nations Governance (CFNG) helps First Nations work toward a vision that is supported by citizens. CFNG believes that citizens will contribute to positive change when they are engaged in a process that is open, inclusive, appropriate to the community, and where issues are widely understood.
The Centre offers four workshops that help your leaders, administrators and citizens develop a vision to restore your nation.
First Nation Leadership Essentials
Effective leadership is vital to successful Nation rebuilding and creating positive change in your community. In this workshop, you will take a critical look at the law and at leadership roles and responsibilities. This workshop empowers chiefs and councils to achieve effective governance and consider the opportunities for Nation rebuilding. Read More
Citizen Engagement and Community Approval
It is vital that First Nations determine the best ways for their citizens to contribute to important decisions. What matters most is that the process of decision making be open, inclusive, appropriate to the community, and that issues are widely understood. Citizen engagement is a process for giving people an opportunity to understand issues and provide meaningful feedback. Community approval ensures that the important decisions made on behalf of your First Nation are vested with legal authority. This workshop is for First Nations that want to engage their citizens and plan for successful community approval. Read More
Community Visioning & Strategic Planning
The people are the foundation of our Nations. They share language, creation stories, community history and family relationships. Together they hold collective memories. When they gather to create a shared vision they are making intentional, political statements about their past, present and the possibilities of their future. In this workshop you will work with your community’s citizens to develop a shared vision and learn how to support your vision with a strategic plan so that it is implemented effectively. Read More