Chignecto has developed a successful multi-day training program that improves understanding of the roles of Boards and Councils (governance) versus administration (management). This session helps improve communication between staff and elected board members and function within each unit. In working with First Nations towards greater self-determination and self-governance, we provide the following support:

  • Communications
  • ┬áNegotiations Support
  • Policy Development
  • Preparatory Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Advice
  • Workplan and Budget Development

Examples of our work include:
Board of Directors and Band Council training. Clients include Elsipogtog First Nation, Innu Nation Board of Directors, Sheshatshui Innu Band Council, and IED Board of Directors (1998-ongoing)

Atlantic Political Accord; Exploratory Talks on Sectoral Social Services Self Government. Member of federal representative Team. (2002 & 2003)

Border Beacon Retreat. Development of a community-based governance model aspart of an overall Healing Strategy for the Mushuau Innu. (1999)