Historical Economic Perspectives of Aboriginal Peoples: Cycles of Balance and Partnership [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)
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"Seeking understanding of Aboriginal peoples' place in today's society and ultimately for the future means understanding the history that has brought us here. It is not the history that solely acknowledges the Euro-Canadian perspective that will bring this understanding but it is an holistic approach that also respects the Aboriginal world view. This strategy draws on "ways of knowing" that honor written and oral traditions and is blended with a spiritual element that promotes a full appreciation for both approaches. This paper combines the academic approach of transferring knowledge and information with the sharing of Aboriginal knowledge and wisdom. The focus is on economic development and in particular, gov- ernance and land, but it is presented within a context of the historical relationships that charac- terized Euro-Canadians and Aboriginal peoples. "