“This inventory contains a summary of the programs and services of the Government of Québec intended to promote job creation as well as economic and community development. While these programs are intended for all Quebecers, this publication has been designed for Aboriginal people who wish to start up, develop or revitalize their business.
"First Nations' communities have been a major focus for the long history of colonial action in Canada. The results have been disastrous for Native cultural, identity and pride. Four major community institutions – political, economic, religious and educational and the family – have been devastated.
"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."
"This thesis proposes an integrated framework for organizing information and subsequently acting as a diagnostic and predictive tool for those working in the area of community development with indigenous peoples, but with potential universal scope. Discussion within the thesis utilizes examples and information from work with indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The framework is composed of a hierarchy of community development (derived from Maslow's hierarchy of human needs) integrated within a value system, and a hierarchy of cultural influence.
"This study examines the consistencies between traditional and contemporary roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal women within the context of family and community development. The research sources for this work includes using: the Medicine Wheel teachings; reviewing relevant literature; and conducting personal interviews with Aboriginal women. "
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"This Research Issues Paper is intended to guide discussions in the first stage of the Network, by identifying an initial set of issues which arise from the academic literature on urban Aboriginal communities. The Paper is organized around a series of contexts that confront those as they work to develop their economies, participate in the wage economy, and develop a business sector. These include:
1) the socio-demographic context
2) the jurisdictional context
3) the policy context
4) the institutional context, and
5) the program context.
"This report is a summary of the second of a series of symposiums organized by the Sustainable Communities Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion between community development experts from across the country and to explore strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community development principles and approaches with government programs and policies."