Purpose The purpose of this guide is to introduce managers of contaminated sites to the fundamentals of public involvement, the importance of Aboriginal involvement and best practices for involving Aboriginal peoples in contaminated sites management. [...] You can also use this as a tool to engage the leadership, Elders or others you are working with in the community in a conversation about the effects of the contaminated site on the local environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability of their community. [...] By working with Aboriginal peoples in a meaningful way, this can improve the credibility of the federal government to these communities and make for better working relationships in the future. [...] The leadership governs community affairs and assures good government by: • Assuring clear and responsible direction; • Providing the best possible programs and services to meet the priority needs of the people; • Assuring that the government is fair, honest and effective; • Ensuring that there are adequate resources and that these are properly and responsibly managed; • Promoting unity within the [...] The elected Chief and Council are chosen by the membership of the band according to the regulations of the Indian Act.
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