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Economic Development

Cameco Corporation: Aboriginal Business Development Success Models [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Publisher: 
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)
Year of publication: 
2004

"This case study profiles the Cameco Corporation, a uranium company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with a special emphasis on its initiatives related to Aboriginal business and community partnerships. The article identifies what Cameco has done to ensure successful relations with Northern Aboriginal Communities, how successful Aboriginal Business partnerships have been formed, and presents an overall model for how Aboriginal peoples and Corporate Canada can cooperate to drive economic growth for all parties involved."

Economic Development and Innu Settlement: The Establishment of Sheshatshit [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)

"This paper documents the circumstances surrounding the comparatively recent settlement of the nomadic Inn of Labrador in a central community. State and health officials and agents of the church at the time initiated programs that focused on economic rehabilitation, formal education and health concerns which they felt would assist in integrating Innu into Canadian industrial society. Ultimately Innut had little choice but to comply with the wishes of these officials and settle when confronted with the difficulties of pursuing traditional practices."

Challenging the Deficit Paradigm: Grounds for Optimism Among First Nations in Canada [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)
Year of publication: 
2001

"In contrast to the deficit paradigm's view of First Nations as victims beset with numerous problems e focus on positive developments for First Nations in Canada since the 1969 White paper. Four areas are examined: self-government, organizational capacity, structures of opportunity, and resistance to oppression. A profound transformation of the First Nation sociological landscape is observed as First Nation interests have become vested in the Canadian state, marginalization has diminished substantially, and structures of opportunity have opened."

Aboriginal Women's Community Economic Development: Measuring and Promoting Success [Institute for Research on Public Policy, IRPP]

Publisher: 
Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)
Year of publication: 
2007

"In this study, Isobel Findlay and Wanda Wuttunee explore innovation in Aboriginal women’s community economic development (CED) in Canada. Their research is centred on three case studies of successful CED in urban, rural and remote settings. The stories of the dedicated women who have made a significant mark within their communities show that it is possible to pursue business objectives while living the values of their culture and assuming their rightful place in the community. In this context, the authors critique current approaches and tools for measuring the impact of CED.

Aboriginal Economic Development and the Triple Bottom Line: Toward a Sustainable Future? [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Publisher: 
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)
Year of publication: 
2005

"Almost a decade after the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP, 1996) - an international decade dedicated by the United Nations to Indigenous People - it is timely to reflect on the state of the Aboriginal economy, on what has been achieved in Aboriginal economic development, how success is measured, and what barriers persist.

Property Rights, Resource Access, and Long-Run Growth [Journal of Empirical Legal Studies]

Publisher: 
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Year of publication: 
2011

"In this article we use four Canadian Supreme Court decisions that have substantively contributed to the constitutional recognition of aboriginal rights to assess the impact that changes in the security of commercial property rights have had on long-run macroeconomic performance. We use a series of event studies to measure the extent to which each court decision had an effect on the common share prices of Canadian forestry firms.

Membertou First Nation Indigenous People Succeeding as Entrepreneurs [Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy]

Publisher: 
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy
Year of publication: 
2007

"At one level, the story of Membertou First Nation is inspirational. But, this paper identifies some of the unique challenges and barriers faced by First Nations people pursuing opportunities as entrepreneurs. Challenges include issues of political stability; the need to respect the value placed upon community, conservation and sustainability by the culture the limited access to traditional sources of capital and other possible barriers.

Forging Aboriginal / Non-Aboriginal Partnerships: The Joint-Venture Model [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)

"With greater control of capital and resources, many Aboriginal people are gaining the capacity to enter into joint ventures. This is a model of economic partnership with non-Aboriginal society which has been increasingly used in recent years. This paper seeks to generate discussion by raising fundamental questions about the roles of Aboriginal people and the benefits to be derived by them."

The Royal Commission Report: Nine Steps to Rebuild Aboriginal Economies [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Publisher: 
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)
Year of publication: 
1999

"This paper has three objectives: (1) to give a brief description of different types of Aboriginal economies, so that the diversity and complexity of the task of achieving economic development is better understood; (2) to discuss some of the pre-conditions for rebuilding Aboriginal economies. What factors need to come together for economic development to have a good chance of success?; (3) to give an overview of the perspective and recommendations put forward by the Royal Commission in its final report on the concrete steps that need to be taken to rebuild Aboriginal economies."

CANDO Statement on the Economic Development Recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Publisher: 
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)
Year of publication: 
1999

"An overview of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommendations regarding economic development, descriptions of the past and current situations of Aboriginal economic development in Canada, and how corporate Canada can contribute to economic development in such communities."

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