Edmund Bellegarde, Tribal Chief and CEO, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and Maxine Joseph Bruce, Councillor, Lil’wat Nation, speak to our 2019 workshop, “Building Community”

The Rebuilding First Nations Governance Project (RFNG) is a national alliance of First Nation communities and Tribal Councils, academic researchers and public sector practitioners created to support First Nations that have made the decision to transition from the Indian Act to their own inherent rights governance. This six-year applied action research project is supported by a $2.5M SSHRC Partnership Grant awarded in 2020.

Led by project co-founders Satsan (Centre for First Nations Governance), Frances Abele (Carleton University) and Catherine MacQuarrie, the project includes partnerships with six First Nations and two Tribal Councils, six Canadian universities, three non-governmental organizations and 35 academic researchers and practitioners.

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