Indigenous Human & Fiscal Issues
This course examines some of the human resource and financial issues a financial officer may face when working in an Indigenous context. It offers participants the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to fulfill one of the roles of a financial officer: that of a human resource manager. The skills and knowledge gained will enable the financial officer to ensure that their organizational hires, trains, and retains desired personnel. Through this course, participants will also gain the skills and knowledge that will enable them to better identify, review and address some of the fiscal challenges of an Indigenous Financial Officer. The framework for the course discussions is current initiatives - both at the national and professional level - addressing issues related to the present relationship between Indigenous governments and the Canadian state, with particular attention given to issues related to accountability.