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Partnering for Future Generations: Case Studies of Aboriginal Programs and Services at Canadian Colleges and Institutes [Association of Canadian Community Colleges]

Publisher: 
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Year of publication: 
2012

“The following case studies, collected in 2011-2012, show that colleges and institutes are creating partnerships for future generations by reaching out to Aboriginal youth through innovative recruitment activities and by supporting adults’ access to learning and employment opportunities. Based on a commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal learners, colleges and institutes operate as institutions of inclusion, and provide the support services needed for student success.”

Addressing the Barriers to Economic Development on Reserve [The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, NAEDB]

Publisher: 
The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board
Year of publication: 
2013

“Case studies that provide an in-depth and detailed understanding of how barriers to economic development on reserve affected economic opportunities in the Community of Membertou in Nova Scotia, Chippewas of Rama First Nation in Ontario, and the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia. Each case study includes a review of a specific project, identifies the barriers to economic development encountered by the community during the development of the project, and – where possible – provides an assessment of the specific transaction costs incurred by communities to overcome the barriers.”

IWCL Case Study Video: St. Mary's Maliseet Nation [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"St. Mary's First Nation is the largest of Maliseet Nations along the St. John River in New Brunswick. The reserve is self-sufficient and boasts community- supported economic social development programs available to members on and off-reserve." Video Case Study.

IWCL Case Study: Membertou First Nation [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Case Study: Membertou First Nation explores the process of Membertou’s transformation from a welfare reserve completely dependent on federal funding to one of Cape Breton’s economic bright spots. In delving into the community’s story, we will see that in order to transform itself, Membertou mobilized its most important asset - its people."

IWCL Case Study: Women of Membertou [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Women of Membertou illustrates how innovative approaches to education can be securely tethered to the richness of the past, providing a platform for children’s well-being and educational achievement."

Options for Commercial Enterprises in First Nations [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2003

"Originally prepared for Pictou Landing First Nation, this paper provides a useful tool for First Nations in managing the commercial fishing licenses and fishing equipment resulting from the Marshall Response Initiative Program. Based on five case studies, UN-based governance principles and the research of the Kennedy School of Government, it explores the linkages between sound governance and commercial entities."

Policy Brief No.17: Business and Politics in Aboriginal Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2003

"Conventional wisdom suggests that politics and business need to be completely separate from one other. This policy brief suggests that this 'wisdom' needs to be re-examined."

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by Dr. Radut