A First Nation Environmental Vision Statement and Self-Government Implementation Strategy. 1996.
First Nations share the fundamental principle that the "environment" is a source of reference to the extremely dynamic and infinitely complex system of interaction between all Creation, including natural and cyclical processes. All Creation is connected and interrelated, and all parts of the environment combine to form a whole. This discussion paper is in recognition of the need to develop First Nation institutions having the mandate and capacity to deal with environmental issues.