"Despite the initial impression that ecotourists are an ideal market for indigenous tourism developers, a closer examination suggests that these groups do not necessarily share similar views of the relationship between humans and nature. Conflict is likely to arise between these groups unless a greater understanding of these differences is achieved and successfully used in the planning and management of indigenous tourism developments."
"The article discusses development of partnerships by mining companies with indigenous people. Several factors have led the international mining sector to develop partnerships with indigenous people. Some of them include growth in acceptance of the Equator Principles, a benchmark for determining risk in project financing, and development of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative to increase the commitment of business enterprises to human rights, labor standards and anti-corruption.
"This paper discusses the theme of indigenous entrepreneurship by exploring some false assumptions repeated not only in the popular press, but also by many academics and policy makers, related to the purported perspective of Native American populations regarding property rights, entrepreneurial behavior, and the productive use of environmental resources.
"This paper evaluates an innovative two-tiered model of collaborative planning designed to increase participation of First Nations in resource and environmental planning in British Columbia, Canada. Like a one-tiered model, the two-tiered model engages stakeholders in face-to-face negotiations to develop a consensus plan. However, to finalize an agreement, recommendations from the first tier are then sent to a second tier of negotiations that includes only two parties – First Nations and the provincial government.
Canada’s boreal forest economy faces many challenges and opportunities. The current industry structure reflects past resource and economic conditions, government policies, and industry strategy. As economic conditions and the resource change, industry, communities and governments must also adjust. Forest sectors vary from one region to another, but all boreal regions face similar challenges.
The bioeconomy and the protection of ecological/environmental goods and services (EGS), often referred to as the conservation economy, provide significant opportunity for First Nations. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Aboriginal human resource professional and skill development needs in these two emerging sub sectors of the forest economy.
Throughout the program you develop skills and knowledge for groundwater exploration and evaluation, supervision of water well drilling programs, water resources management, water chemistry, remedial operations in response to ground and surface water contamination, sampling and data collection and analysis, water well and well field design, facilities maintenance and engineering inspection, civil engineering, and water and waste water testing and treatment.