"A synopsis of how public works - e.g. land-use planning, building codes, roads and bridges, parks and recreation facilities, water and sewage systems and solid waste collection and disposal - are managed in small municipalities across Canada. Instructive in addressing public works issues within Aboriginal communities."
"Originally prepared for Pictou Landing First Nation, this paper provides a useful tool for First Nations in managing the commercial fishing licenses and fishing equipment resulting from the Marshall Response Initiative Program. Based on five case studies, UN-based governance principles and the research of the Kennedy School of Government, it explores the linkages between sound governance and commercial entities."
"Commissioned by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), this web-based publication was designed by the Institute to systematically capture the knowledge and insights of economic development experts, many of whom were about to retire from the public service.
"This paper makes the case that broad-based taxation by First Nations governments would enhance their governance practices. The study relies on comparative government and public finance literatures as well as interviews with First Nations that have already imposed some form of taxation. It examines both the advantages of taxation and the ‘curse’ of revenue that does not arise from broad-base taxation - such as oil or natural resource wealth."
"Based on a much longer paper, this IOG brief explores the linkages between taxation and good governance. It suggests some of the positive effects of introducing broad-based taxation on reserve, and provides options and advice on how First Nations could introduce taxation in their communities."
"This report is a summary of the second of a series of symposiums organized by the Sustainable Communities Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion between community development experts from across the country and to explore strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community development principles and approaches with government programs and policies."