the APTN site is still being “moderated” but I have gone ahead and posted it here.
PacificGatePost 21 hours ago
Still if you do want the government to step back into its "great white father" role (which by the way caused most of the problems we face today in our communities) and run things for you, fine - but please don't generalize and lump us all into this madness. Our community is quite happy to see less and less of the Canadian government interfering in our decisions as we happily sail toward self-government. You sound like a member of Canadian Tax Payers Federation....
And by the way - this whole conversation seems random and unrelated to the above article. It was Carson, from the Great white father's office that started this unfortunate scandal. (really think you want somone like him stepping into your community)
PacificGatePost 1 hour ago in reply to WardoftheState
First Nations' circling vultures dressed as advisors, councillors, lawyers, developers, gladhanders, don't want their systems to change. Just like the Immigration Industry, the "First Nations" is growth industry, and a gift that keeps on giving to those who know how to abuse and have the connections. . . And while there may be a rare band led by a benevolent dictator, the system of governance historically and currently exercised is not one that provides equal opportunity for its members nor does it provide oversight or transparency. . . The result is self evident from Victoria to Halifax.
. . . The result is self evident from Victoria to Halifax.
Ward of the State @ Pacific who wrote "Please provide ONE single evidence of a band anywhere in Canada where there has been established a system of Checks and Balances. Just one."
Many First Nations have established measures such as: conflict of interest codes, process for community redress,portfolio systems that identify roles and responsibilities of both Chief and Council vs the band administration. You asked for names and details, at the bottom of this post are links to a few dozen of them. You'll find many more examples online in the government archives.
BC – 45 First Nations develop governance codes – details at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20051228163849/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nr/prs/s-d2003/bkgbc_e.pdf
Saskatchewan – 17 First Nations develop governance codes – details at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20051228164225/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nr/prs/s-d2003/saskbk_e.html
Ontario – 12 First Nations develop new governance codes – details at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20051228164030/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nr/prs/s-d2003/onbk_e.html