"Through applied research and service, the Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations. The Harvard Project’s core activities include research, education and the administration of a tribal governance awards program."
Objectives: To recognize and respect the spiritual basis of our Indigenous laws, customs and traditions; To promote the advancement of legal and social justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada; To promote the reform of policies and laws affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada; To foster public awareness within the legal community, the Indigenous community and the general public in respect of legal and social issues of concern to Indigenous peoples in Canada; In pursuance of the foregoing objects, to provide a forum and network amongst Indigenous lawyers: to provide for their continuing education in respect of developments in Indigenous law; to exchange information and experiences with respect to the application of Indigenous law; and to discuss Indigenous legal issues; To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
"The Centre for First Nations Governance is a non-profit organization that supports First Nations as they develop effective self- governance. We are a leader in this field and the only organization in Canada dedicated strictly to First Nations governance. We are guided by the traditional values of respect, trust, honesty and recognition. Our facilitators are trained, experienced Aboriginal professionals."
"Our 'asset-based' approach builds on the considerable strengths found in the communities under study, and we rely on the participation and guidance of community members to inform our research and recommendations."