First Nation councillors are leaders and decision makers. They are responsible to set direction, take action, and monitor results. They work together to achieve common goals that benefit the members.
Planning is an important decision-making tool. Council is responsible to make decisions in areas where they have authority. For example:
Language and culture
This module outlines what a plan is and the parts of a plan. It introduces the planning process and what happens at each stage in the process.
This module is one of a series of four about First Nations governance. The other three are:
Governance, Indian Act, and Council Operations
Working Together: Overview of Council Responsibilities
Comparing NWT First Nation and Municipal Governments