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Communications & Intergovernmental Relations


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Communications & Intergovernmental Relations

  1. 2. - Hunting - Fishing - Gathering - Language - Culture Lands Land Title Forest Resources Access Roads & Rights of Way Fisheries Wildlife & Migratory Birds Environmental Assessment & Protection Nis g a’a Government Administration of Justice Capital Transfer Fiscal Relations Taxation Cultural Artifacts & Heritage Eligibility & Enrolment Modified Nis g a’a Aboriginal Rights SECT. 35 Aboriginal Rights (Common Law)
  2. 3. <ul><ul><li>1 Tripartite Implementation Committee </li></ul></ul>3 Implementation Report: 2 Land Claims Agreement Coalition <ul><ul><li>3 Communication & Intergovernmental Relations </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>This report is presented in the context of one element of our vision statement, </li></ul></ul>4 “ we inspire trust and understanding through effective communications ”
  4. 5. <ul><ul><li>The Communications & Intergovernmental Relations team includes: </li></ul></ul>5 Kevin McKay: Executive Chair Fred Tolmie: CEO G. Les Clayton: Director Eric Grandison Bobby Clark Jim Stone Fran Johnson
  5. 6. 6 The governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nis g a’a Nation are partners in the Nis g a’a Final Agreement, which sets out Nis g a’a Lands and the Nis g a’a people’s right to self-government. Tripartite Implementation Committee
  6. 7. 7 The Implementation Chapter of the Agreement requires that an Implementation Plan be established. On the effective date, the Parties established the Implementation Committee for a term of 10 years
  7. 8. 8 On-going opportunities and challenges 1. Building an organization capable of carrying out the strategy successfully. 2. Allocating needed resources to ensure that Nis g a’a government has sufficient people and funds to function successfully
  8. 9. <ul><li>On-going opportunities and challenges </li></ul>9 3. Establishing strategy-supportive policies and operating procedures 4. Installing information, communication, and operating systems that enable NLG personnel to carry out their strategic roles effectively day in, day out.
  9. 10. <ul><li>On-going opportunities and challenges </li></ul>10 5. Instituting best practices and programs for continuous improvement
  10. 11. <ul><li>Land Claims Agreement Coalition </li></ul>11 NLG works with the Land Claims Agreements Coalition, which is composed of members from all 21 Inuit and First Nations land claim organizations and governments in Canada.
  11. 12. 12 Primary Implementation Issue: Getting our partners to recognize and respect the fact that our Treaty is with the Crown — not with the Department of Indian Affairs
  12. 13. 13 How This Issue has Affected the Implementation of our Agreement 1) Our Treaty and Fiscal Financing Agreement states that where federal and provincial programs and services are not included in the Agreement, they will be available to the Nis g a’a Nation upon application. However, we are continually rejected or ignored by federal officials.
  13. 14. 14 How This Issue has Affected the Implementation of our Agreement 2) The federal approach to implementing our land claims agreements is an approach that focuses on achieving narrow obligations rather than mutual objectives.
  14. 15. 15 The Way Forward 1 Recognition that the Crown in Right of Canada, not the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, is Party to our Agreements;
  15. 16. 16 The Way Forward 2 There must be a federal commitment to achieve the broad objectives of our Agreements within the context of the new relationship
  16. 17. 17 The Way Forward 3 Implementation must be handled by appropriate senior level federal officials representing the entire Canadian government
  17. 18. 18 The Way Forward The Department of Indian Affairs cannot provide: A new federal Implementation Policy that reflects (among other issues) that our Agreements are with the Crown, not with the Department of Indian Affairs.
  18. 19. <ul><li>Communication & Intergovernmental </li></ul>19 We ensure that information about Nisga’a Lisims Government is accessible to Nisga’a people, and have the responsibility for leading and coordinating communications with internal and external clients.
  19. 20. 20 We provide the following services: <ul><li>Coordinating cross-government initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic communication planning and advice </li></ul><ul><li>3. Media relations and media monitoring </li></ul>
  20. 21. 21 We provide the following services: 4. Event planning and event management 5. Writing and editorial services 6. Graphic design
  21. 22. 22 7. Advertising and marketing 8. On-line communication services and management of web content for two Nis g a’a web sites 9. News releases and backgrounders We provide the following services:
  22. 23. 23 Our Mission is to provide a framework that supports the communication of NLG policies, programs and services that benefit all Nis g a’a citizens.
  23. 24. 24 Challenges Communication & Intergovernmental
  24. 25. <ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul>25 Clearly communicating: <ul><li>Our vision of government </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission for our organization </li></ul><ul><li>3. Our activities and plans and how they are benefiting the Nation. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul>26 Clearly communicating: <ul><li>Our successes and initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>5. Our commitment to accountability and transparency </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul>27 Continually improving: <ul><ul><li>1. Newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Pamphlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Speeches and speaking points </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul>28
  28. 29. <ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul>29 1. Launch of two Nisga’a web sites: our corporate website and our community website for internal government administrators 2. Improved newsletter 3. New information packages
  29. 30. <ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul>30 4. Improved media relationship 5. Timely and effective press releases 6. Effective and efficient event management 7. Effective branding of Nisga’a self-government