Building governance capacity helps First Nations and their communities move successfully toward independence and self governance.
Direct Support for Governance Capacity Building
NRT provides direct support to BC First Nations and their communities for capacity building initiatives. Support is provided according to communities’ unique capacity needs. NRT funding is offered in two streams: grants for individual communities, and grants for three or more collaborating communities.
Tribal Councils Policy Initiative
The Tribal Councils Policy Initiative supports policy development in BC at the Nation and tribal council level, and promotes information and resource sharing amongst the councils.
Nation Governance Initiative
Nation Governance Initiative assists First Nations in BC to complete Nation-building and self-determination projects that involve research, exploration, and assertion of First Nations rights and title and their authority and jurisdiction to decide over their lands, waters, resources, citizens, and services in a modern era context.
Capacity Tools & Resources
Additional Capacity support is being used to develop tools and resources that will benefit all First Nation communities. Specifically, in partnership with the First Nations Technology Council:
- NRT has partnered with the First Nations Technology Council to develop the First Nations in BC Knowledge Network for sharing capacity tools, resources, and networking. This initiative is available at: www.fnbc.info
- NRT has developed best practice studies for Governance, Consultation & Accommodation, Comprehensive Community Planning, Land Use Planning, and Environmental Assessments. View Best Practice Reports.