First Nations Good Governance & Designing Self-Governments

Presenting Organization

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of Good Governance, what it means, roles and responsibilities of leaders, and organizational development for First Nations and their Development Corporations.  

This years’ workshop will start to introduce how First Nations can start to design culturally relevant governing systems, utilizing governance policies into governing laws. 

What Participants will Learn by Attending
Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding what good governance is;
  • Roles and Responsibilities of leaders;
  • How Good Governance supports organizational development and improved performance;
  • Designing First Nations Self-Governments; and
  • Transitioning Governance Policies into Laws.

Laara E. Yaghujaanas, M.A.

Presenter Biography
Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A., owns and operates Carden Consulting, which she established in 1997. Laara is from the yaghu ‘jaanas clan of the Haida Nation and carries her great grandmothers name “Kun G aadaas”.  Laara is committed to effecting positive change for the benefit of future generations, and has strong values of respect, integrity, excellence and community responsibility.

Ms. Yaghujaanas holds a Master’s Degree from Royal Roads University, was awarded the Royal Roads University Founders Award, has completed the Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Negotiation course, is a CTT Certified Consultant (Level 2), is a member of the Council of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is a member of the New Relationship Trust Economic Development Support Team, and is listed on the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Aboriginal Consultant roster.

A key component of Laara’s work has been the purposeful planning to enhance the capacity, and self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, through community owned research and tools.  This indigenous methodology and approach has proven successful in supporting the self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, communities, organizations, and Nations throughout BC, whom Laara serves.