"This report reviews the contexts within which Aboriginal co-operatives exist, considers the suitability of the co-operative model for... [more]
"An Aboriginal workers' co-operative in Winnipeg, Neechi Foods, has developed a series of community economic development (CED) principles that seem to offer a much more comprehensive view of "sustainability." A view that could readily encompass the resource focused definition, but which clearly goes beyond it. This approach to sustainability was developed specifically to address urban economic development, but it could easily be adapted for remote and rural economies too. These principles have been refined over time, through discussion and debate, and now number eleven in total. So appropriate do they appear to be that most organizations involved in CED in Winnipeg, both Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal alike, have adopted them as the principles upon which they conduct their activities and the measuring rod by which they evaluate their success."