Free to Fish – September 27, 2012
A new policy paper by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy looks at the evidence for giving Prairie fishers, particularly from indigenous communities, more freedom to sell and market their own freshwater fish.
The Fifth Annual Aboriginal Governance Index – April 12, 2012
The newly-released fifth annual Aboriginal Governance Index involved 32 participating First Nations communities across three Prairie provinces, and highlighted the clear governance expectations of average band members.
Reinterpreting Indian Control of Indian Education – March 6, 2012
Expected and long over-due systemic change to Aboriginal education should include an emphasis on choice, with allowance for funding to follow students as well as the exploration of new models, including novel concepts like independent indigenous charter schools.
The Nisga’a: 10 Years Later – June 27, 2011
Before First Nations adopt self-government agreements, they should look to communities such as B.C.’s Nisga’a who signed an agreement for any insights.
Defending Matrimonial Property Legislation – January 20, 2011
Legislation that provides for equal matrimonial laws on Indian reserves should be supported by indigenous leaders as it balances self-government with fundamental justice.
The Fourth Annual Aboriginal Governance Index – June 21, 2010
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released its fourth annual Aboriginal Governance Index; it ranks 78 Prairie First Nation communities on good governance practices.
Respecting the Seventh Generation:A voluntary plan for relocating non-viable Native reserves – February 8, 2010
First Nation leaders should consider relocating reserves to better locations in order to maximize economic and educational opportunities for the next generation: some reserves are simply not economically viable
The Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index – June 11, 2009
This report ranks governance in 23 Manitoba First Nations, 29 Saskatchewan First Nations and 16 Alberta First Nations. The rankings are based on personal interviews and surveys.
Settling Old Debts – November 20, 2008
Despite the recent establishment of a tribunal for settling specific claims, Canada still requires an expedited process that moves towards a final filing deadline for all specific land claims.
Indigenous Peoples from an International Perspective – April 10, 2008
The study shows that Canada’s First Nations are doing better in terms of life expectancy, health and educational attainment, although progress in median income is inconsistent.
Second Annual Aboriginal Governance Index – February 11, 2008
The second year of the Frontier Centre's Aboriginal Governance Index ranks governance on 51 Manitoba First Nations and 61 in Saskatchewan based on personal interviews and surveys with band residents by Frontier’s Aboriginal Policy Fellow, Don Sandberg.
Aboriginal Governance Index – June 15, 2006
How well are Manitoba's First Nations governed? A groundbreaking Index ranks them according to what their own people think.
The Search for Aboriginal Property Rights – June 8, 2000
The objective of this short paper is to make the case for giving natives the normal property rights that all Canadians enjoy.