In Pursuit of Capable Governance: A Report to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation

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Cornell, Stephen, Cheryl Goodswimmer, and Miriam Jorgensen. 2004. In Pursuit of Capable Governance: A Report to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. Tucson: Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

This report, prepared by NNI, presents our findings. We have not attempted here to outline or trace the entire process by which Lheidli T’enneh is pursuing capable governance. That process has multiple parts and is a long way from completion. Our purpose is to identify positive steps the nation has taken—of which there are man —and to raise issues that we believe the nation needs to address or be aware of if its overall effort to reclaim control over its affairs and manage those affairs effectively is to succeed. The report is in two major sections. Section I provides our overview of the nation’s governance initiatives and our sense of the current state of the community. Section II identifies key issues that we believe the nation should address and, where appropriate, offers recommendations or suggestions about how that might be done.

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