First Nation leaders should consider relocating reserves to better locations in order to maximize economic and educational opportunities for the next generation: some reserves are simply not economically viable, says Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel.
Frontier Centre in the Media where Joseph Quesnel shares his thoughts about On-reserve land ownership, as reported on the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation website.
If you look at their website, their election and audit results from 2007-08 are posted openly, which is not common for First Nation reserves, said Joseph Quesnel, Lethbridge based co-author of the study. “Even in that way, a small way, it shows accountability to citizens.”
Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel was interviewed by the Regina Leader-Post about First Nations’ rankings in Saskatchewan.
Policy analyst Joseph Quesnel argues First Nation organizations should end their opposition to Bill C-8, legislation to provide First Nation women with property rights protection when their marriage falls apart.
Policy analyst Joseph Quesnel points out how First Nations are their own worst enemy as their conduct of elections gives Indian Affairs an excuse to intervene. One possible solution is to empower grassroots indigenous people to change their own election regulations.
To be selected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), one only need receive a majority of votes from chiefs, not citizens. By only speaking for chiefs, the AFN represents the institutional interests of the band system; they cannot be expected to criticize corruption and lack of accountability on reserves. The Frontier Centre’s policy analyst Joseph Quesnel says the system needs to be democratized so that average band members select the national chief.
Frontier policy analyst Joseph Quesnel reviews an excellent new book on Indian policy by Gordon Gibson, where Gibson argues the central problems confronting First Nations are the result of preferring the collective over the individual.
While Martin was delivering his plea to continue along this tearful trail of failure, Joseph Quesnel, a Quebec Métis, wrote a useful study published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a growing and imaginative think-tank headquartered in Winnipeg.