"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.
"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."
"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."
"This study focuses on the process of a Mi'kmaq community-based development project entitled the Beur River Mi'kmaq Npisiinewmvfi~ (Medicine Trail) Project. The project is community-based and is focused on the cultural revitalization of traditional Mi'kmaq plant knowledge through the medium of an interpretive hiking trail. The main objective of this research was to document the conception and development of the project as a case study that illustrates the process of culture based Mi'kmaq community development."
"A summary of the community planning experiences of some First Nations, Inuit and Northern communities across Canada. Although their circumstances were different, all the communities were faced with a need for significant change that required comprehensive thinking and planning for the future. Using a case study approach, the knowledge and experience of 30 communities can be shared with others who may face similar challenges."
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"Membertou’s impressive economic growth and self-sufficiency over the past 15 years has underlined the limitations of the Indian Act in defining citizens and restricting development due to regulations on land use."