Deadline: 21 February 2020
Government of Canada is inviting applicants for its Nation Rebuilding Program to support nation rebuilding efforts that will contribute to aggregation, to increase capacity at the larger nation level.
The Government of Canada has committed to a forward-looking and transformative agenda to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous groups are seeking to rebuild their nations in a way that responds to their priorities and the unique needs of their communities.
The provision of this capacity funding will promote:
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- a re-establishment of Indigenous nations
- an increase in the ability of Indigenous nations to take on greater sectoral responsibilities, thereby facilitating a phased-in approach to self-determination and ultimately self-governance
- an increase in the sense of unity within Indigenous nations
- identification and agreement among member communities on priorities for action and approaches to issues
- a reduction in the duplication of the resolution of issues at the individual First Nation or Indigenous community level by working as a collective at the nation-level
Eligible Activities and Expenditures
- Eligible activities are those supporting the program objective and may include but are not limited to:
- community engagement and consultation
- capacity development training and workshops
- advisory committees
- gatherings aimed at developing culturally appropriate governance structures and institutions
- determination of nation level priorities
- discussion of issues and opportunities to rebuild as a nation
- constitution development
- institutional or leadership capacity building development in support of rebuilding efforts and taking on the exercise of rights, including self-government
- research and information gathering (Elder interview, archival research)
- other initiatives that foster nationhood
- Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
- salaries and wages
- hardware and software needed for capacity development
- administrative costs
- supplies and materials
- information and training services
- travel costs
- professional services (for example, speakers, legal advice, coordinators)
- event, meeting or workshop costs (for example, rentals, related supplies, logistics)
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- Preference will be given to Indigenous nations representing multiple Indigenous communities.
- Recipients eligible to receive funding under this program are the following:
- Indigenous nations entities (as self-defined and representing nation-based collectivities – could be linked by cultural or linguistic background, geographical area or historical treaty lines)
- nation member communities or member organizations on behalf of nation entities
- Section 35 rights-bearing Métis entities
- national and regional Indigenous organizations
- self-governing Indigenous governments
For more information, visit https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1530815582699/1530815652516