First Nations Governance Project


The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”) gives Indigenous peoples the right to govern themselves. The FMB and the Institute of Governance created the FNGP to help First Nations make the UNDRIP work for them.

  • Phase 1 will look at how First Nations can best use the UNDRIP to manage their own communities and work with Canada.
  • Phase 2 will support First Nations to transition out of the Indian Act and build a Nation-to-Nation relationships with Canada.
  • Mark Podlasly, M.P.A, from Cook’s Ferry will use his expertise in this area to lead the project.
  • Phase 1 Report (PDF)

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