Bill C-7, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian hands, and to make related amendments to other Acts, 2nd Sess, 37th Parl, 2003 [First Nations Governance Act], For commentary on the FNGA
, see John Borrows, "Stewardship and the First Nations Governance Act" (2003) 29:1 Queen's LJ 103; John Provart, "Reforming the Indian Act: First Nations Governance and Aboriginal Policy in Canada" (2003) 2:1 Indigenous LJ 117.
Given the SCC Corbierre decision which did not apply to custom codes, the failed referendum, the lack of appeals process, the arrests, and the proposed changes under the FNGA
, none of which served as a catalyst for change within Abegweit First Nation, there seemed to be few options available.
The federal government's 'vision' or 'policy' or 'stance' is enunciated in the 1995 policy on the inherent right to self-government and the 2002 FNGA
A more fundamental problem with the FNGA
process was the fact that it was based on consultations not negotiations.
He insinuated that there was-a kind of deal there, that if they supported [the campaign finance bill] that they would allow the FNGA
to die on the order paper.
organized the plant show and sale by enlisting more than 30 vendors including nurseries, growers, artist, 4-H clubs and high schools.
Franklin Paibonsai, the newly elected chief of the Whitefish River First Nation, admitted the FNGA
sets off alarm bells for him too.
, a suite of four proposed government bills, was eventually defeated.
It's an hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute battle to see if the standing committee can rush the final report on the FNGA
to the House before it's in recess for the summer.
We are seeking support from First Nation individuals and do not be afraid from intimidation from chiefs or people who oppose FNGA