Towards Sound Government to Government Relationships with First Nations: A Proposed Analytical Tool

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Authors: Jake Wilson & John Graham

Responding to the increasingly common view that the goal for First Nations and the federal government is to achieve sound 'Government to Government Relationships', this paper seeks to define this important concept, both in generic terms, and in application to the unique First Nations context in Canada. The IOG's framework of five good governance principles guides the construction of a practical definition of the concept, one which is useful in analysing or developing new government initiatives.

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Institute on Governance

Institute on Governance

Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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