Ongoing/Recent Activities

  • First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun has received funding and is conducting a project Measuring Economic Success & Treaty Objectives: Spirit and Intent in Modern Treaty Implementation Management; 
  • Research assistants are developing a longitudinal analysis of the socio-economic development of Northern Quebec Indigenous Nations, allowing for a comparison between the Indigenous Nation having signed the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (Inuit, Cree, and Naskapi) and the Indigenous Nations that are not part of the treaty (Innu, Attikamekw, and Anicinape). Preliminary results of the study were presented at the LCAC conference and a paper will be drafted for publication in 2023.
  • A PhD Student funded by the project is developing with NTI a thesis project on the Effects of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement on the Socioeconomic Development and Self-determination of Inuit in the Context of Mining.
  • The Nisga'a Lisims Government completed research on community well-being. 
  • A book on Data Collection and Indigenous governance is in preparation.  A first meeting was held in Vancouver on January 31 with Adam Perry (Nisga’a Lisims Government); Thierry Rodon (Université Laval); Shawn Blankinship - First Nations Financial Management Board; Shannon West-Johnson (Nisga’a Lisims Government), Alice Butler (NVision); Steiner VKa:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations. Other contributors have been contacted.
  • The book will highlight best practices in data collection and governance in the context of Indigenous self-governance. The book will analyze essential issues, interests and themes, research and research strategies and innovations among those working to enhance decision-making for Indigenous governments.  This book is geared toward Indigenous practitioners, government employees and academics.