Capacity Development services to First Nations who are striving to revive Indigenous Sovereignty as the means to achieve their national goal of self-determination. This includes policy development, political strategy development, staff training and WILD ™to assert self-determination.
The capacity building is a process of:
Leadership and policy development are facilitated discussions with staff and community focus groups to develop administrative procedures, policies and regulations and a trained team for effective implementation.
Capacity building is a short term service with the goal to provide the processes, skills and knowledge within the organization to decrease the need for consulting services. The following is the capacity building approach:
Political Awareness and Strategies
The current process of reconciliation of the prior existing Indigenous sovereignty with the assertion of Crown sovereignty is a political issue and not a legal issue. Therefore any First Nation whose national goal is the re-assertion of Indigenous sovereignty must have a clear political strategy to achieve their goals. Capacity building includes the development of political strategies and coaching for First Nations to assert the powers of self-determination.
First Nation Impact Assessment
To understand the full extent of the impact to a First Nations from resource development projects there must be a wholistic impact assessment that focuses on the social and cultural impacts to the First Nation. Capacity building supports and expands a First Nations effort to conduct a community impact assessment by developing assessment policies and procedures based on community values and the development of their own impact assessment team.
W.I.L.D. ™ (Wholistic Indigenous Leadership Development) for First Nations leaders, administrators and members focuses on education, coaching and teamwork to assert the powers of self-determination.