First Nations Governance (Part 1 of 7)

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First Nations Governance (Part 1 of 7)

Proceedings of the conference “Governance, Self-government and Legal Pluralism” hosted by the Indigenous Bar Association and the Law Commission of Canada in Gatineau, Que., April 23, 2003.

At the conference’s opening session, participants speak about the difference between life on Canada’s First Nations reserves and in the rest of Canadian society, the need for greater self-reliance, and the kinds of support needed to enable Aboriginal self-regulation. Speakers include Michelle Audette (Quebec Native Women’s Association), elder Gordon William, Mark Stevenson (the president of the Indigenous Bar Association), and Matthew Coon Come (the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations).