There is a historical context of expropriation both
recent (Kouchibigouac National Park in the 1950s)
and further back (Acadian expulsion in 1700s) that
makes residents skeptical and cautious of shale gas
exploration activities. One-tenth of the Kent County
population is Indigenous. The Mi’gmaq never ceded
territory but rather signed a “Peace and Friendship
Treaty” with the British Crown, with responsibilities
on either side for protection (INAC, undated). The
symbolic, strategic and legal importance of this fact
Working Warriors is a cloud-based management platform that assists Indigenous communities with identifying their workforce, assets related to economic development as well as managing their industry partnerships. Working Warriors also acts as a project management tool for employers on major capital projects and operations.
Since the launch of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, the governments of Canada and the Atlantic provinces have worked collaboratively to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada by focusing on five strategic priorities:
-skilled workforce and immigration,
-clean growth and climate change,
-trade and investment,
- and infrastructure.
This report identifies a Cluster Model as a framework for successfully engaging, supporting and
guiding Aboriginal women and other marginalized women towards self-employment and/or leading and
participating in business enterprises.
This 2019 research study is the most comprehensive to
date and while it provides a comparative analysis between
2003 and 2019, the emphasis of the analysis is placed
on the more relevant data between 2012 and 2019. The
updated information allows for an understanding of the
status of WBOs in Atlantic Canada and the directional
trends of the key criteria of both studies. New to this
study was a review of WBOs who identified as members
of other under-represented groups (Indigenous People,
This report analyzes open-ended answers to survey questions as well as one-on-one interviews to reveal that gender stereotypes can create several predicaments for women leaders. Because they are often evaluated against a “masculine” standard of leadership, women are left with limited and unfavorable options, no matter how they behave and perform as leaders. In particular, three predicaments put women in a double bind and can potentially undermine their leadership as well as their own advancement options:
The National Indigenous Economic Development Board
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The 2019 National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) Economic Progress Report
provides a thorough and in-depth analysis of the economic realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The report includes three core indicators: employment; income; and, community well-being. These core
indicators are examined through 13 separate measures. Additionally, five underlying indicators are
considered: education; entrepreneurship and business development; governance; lands and resources;
Crime and victimization
Includes information on adult criminal courts, corrections, crime reporting, victim services, children and youth, and violence against Indigenous women.
Demographic characteristics and Indigenous groups
Includes demographic, social and economic characteristics of Indigenous peoples.
Education, learning and skills
Education and skills related to the Indigenous population in Canada, including educational attainment, field of study, educational outcomes, literacy, and technology use.