Secretiveness Still a Defining Feature of Many Band Governments – May 7, 2010
The Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index provides empirical evidence that many band respondents do not feel their governments are sharing important financial data with members.
Majority of Band Residents Report Political Meddling in Businesses – April 30, 2010
The Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index demonstrates that on many reserves band officials are still inappropriately engaging in business activities.
Sizable Minority of Reserve Residents Do Not Feel Safe From Arbitrary Government – April 23, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals that through the use of Band Council Resolutions (BCRs), a good minority still say their band is removing members it “does not like.”
Nepotism Still Significant Issue on Many Reserves – April 16, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index suggests nepotism in terms of government position hiring still exists on many First Nation communities.
Growing Confidence in First Nation Elections – April 9, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance reveals that although respondents show confidence that their votes are being counted properly, there are still questionable practices occurring.
Excellent Administration is Transparent Administration – March 29, 2010
Empirical data from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals a strong statistical connection between First Nation government transparency and good administration.
Best-Administered Reserves Have Highest Scores – March 24, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals that good administration on a First Nation is a strong predictor of overall success for a reserve community.
Transparent First Nation Governments Perform Best Overall – March 16, 2010
Data from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index shows a clear statistical connection between transparent First Nations and overall high performance.
Fair Elections Strong Indicator of High Performing First Nations – March 10, 2010
Evidence from the Third Annual Aboriginal Governance Index reveals that First Nations with high Electoral rankings perform well overall.
Higher Performing First Nations Separate Business and Politics – February 18, 2008
First Nations that are prepared to depoliticize their business decisions are able to deliver better economic outcomes than are those with poor administration.
Higher Performing First Nations Emphasize Transparency – February 17, 2008
The strongest predictor of good First Nations governance is transparency. A new Charticle shows that improving transparency is the best way for First Nations to improve the overall welfare of residents.
First Nations Dominate Jail Populations – November 1, 2000
This data shows the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal admissions to prisons in the Prairie provinces. In Manitoba, a native is ten times more likely to end up in jail, in Saskatchewan, twenty-five times more likely, and in Alberta, seven times more likely.