Nation Building

Developing effective institutions of government is a key characteristic of Nation Rebuilding, as is aligning culture, supporting leadership development, strategic orientations and assertion of sovereignty.  

Carden Consulting specializes in developing institutional and leadership capacity, which requires pro-active planning to develop integrated systems of governing, equipped with nation rebuilding understandings that revitalize First Peoples values, traditional knowledge, and customary practices, based upon current best practices, and includes: 

1. Good Governance & Leadership Development (Comprehensive Governance Policies for First Nations and  Community Development Corporations);

2. Effective Institutions (HR and Finance Policies); and

3. Supporting laws, agreements, and planning (e.g. comprehensive community planning or strategic planning, community economic development planning, custom election codes, assertions of economic rights resource management plans). 

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We respectfully acknowledge the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and all the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, work and play.