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Coast Salish Gathering [Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development]

Publisher: 
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (HPAIED)
Year of publication: 
2011

"The Coast Salish Gathering provides an environmental policy platform for the tribal and First Nations governments, state and provincial governments, and the US and Canadian federal governments—all of which have interests in the Salish Sea region—to discuss and determine effective environmental strategies and practices. Most important for the Coast Salish people, however, it amplifies their voice on the environmental issues that matter most to them: access to toxin-free traditional foods, adequate water quality and quantity, and collective climate change policies."

Performance Measurement, Development Indicators and Aboriginal Economic Development [Center for Community Enterprise]

Publisher: 
Center for Community Enterprise
Year of publication: 
2002

"This report defines the language of outcomes, indicators, and performance measures and then summarizes a review of applications of several strategies and tools for tracking progress that have been developed since the late 80s. It then reviews the current performance measurement practice of Indian and Northern Affairs at the policy, program, intermediary, and community level. The results demonstrate a confused, wholly inadequate approach to the application of indicators and performance measures at every level.

Ecotourists and Indigenous Hosts: Diverging Views on Their Relationship With Nature [Current Issues in Tourism]

Publisher: 
Current Issues in Tourism
Year of publication: 
1998

"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."

Beyond the Blue and Green: The Need to Consider Aboriginal Peoples' Relationships to Resource Development in Labor-Environment Campaigns [Labor Studies Journal]

Publisher: 
Labor Studies Journal
Year of publication: 
2011

"In this article, I argue that labor researchers in North America need to engage more thoroughly with Indigenous studies if they hope to advance social and environmental justice. First, I suggest that researchers approach Aboriginal peoples’ relationships to the environment by supporting Aboriginal rights to lands and resources. Second, and related to this point, I raise the issue of the need for Aboriginal-controlled development in northern Aboriginal communities.

Building Partnerships with Indigenous People [Engineering & Mining Journal]

Publisher: 
Engineering & Mining Journal
Year of publication: 
2008

"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.

Indigenous perspectives on ecotourism development: a British Columbia case study [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: 
2012

"The purpose of this research is to examine Gitga'at First Nation approaches and objectives concerning the use of local biological and cultural resources through the lens of a locally-driven proposal to establish an eco-cultural tourism enterprise. [...] This research may be beneficial to other communities interested in eco-cultural tourism development or other development activities dependent on local resources use."

Engaging aboriginal populations in collaborative planning: an evaluation of a two-tiered collaborative planning model for land and resource management [Journal of Environmental Planning & Management]

Publisher: 
Journal of Environmental Planning & Management
Year of publication: 
2012

"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.

Section 6: Environmental Assessment Basics [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

"An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a process used to identify and mitigate the environmental effects a project may have on the environment before the project is carried out. It can also be referred to as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)."

Section 2: Getting Started - Cultural Context: The History of Aboriginal Women in Canada [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

"Today women are reasserting themselves. Much of the power women once held in their communities has been lost. While the residential schools are closed and the Indian Act amended, there are still many lingering effects of assimilationist policies. But there is hope. Women are regaining their roles as caretakers, leaders, and nurturers of their communities; they can find their voices once again. It is the aim of this Toolkit to empower Aboriginal women to have a voice in environmental decision-making that affect their communities now and for the next seven generations."

Environment [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

"The Native Women’s Association of Canada, as a national voice for Aboriginal women to collectively enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Aboriginal women includes our role as care takers of the land. In this regard, our organization strives to ensure Aboriginal women have a voice and retain our rightful role and representation as, authorities on land use, management and ownership. We are leaders within our own right and capable of advancing our interests that are often intertwined with, education, health, and the environment."

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