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A Profile of Businesses in Indigenous Communities in Canada [Statistics Canada]

Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Year of publication: 
2019

In 2017, there were nearly 19,000 businesses located in Indigenous communities (approximately 17,000 in First Nations communities and 2,000 in Inuit communities). Combined, these businesses generated just over $10 billion in total revenue and $0.4 billion in profits in the reference year of this study.

Aboriginal Liaison Program [Statistics Canada]

Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Year of publication: 
2019

The Aboriginal Liaison Program serves as a bridge between Statistics Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and Aboriginal organizations.

Program Objectives:

Map Viewer: Distribution of the Aboriginal Population, Census 2016 [Statistics Canada]

Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Year of publication: 
2019

Explore the distribution of the population with Aboriginal identity across Canada in 2016 using the Census Program Data Viewer.

Supporting the Legal Voice of First Nations [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Gazette
Year of publication: 
2014

The FNG is an online service provided for First Nations and operated by the First Nations Tax Commission in partnership with the Native Law Centre of the University of Saskatchewan.

Available online with free access, the First Nations Gazette serves as the authoritative reference for First Nation laws and notices in Canada.

FAC Members [First Nations Financial Management Board, FNFMB]

Publisher: 
First Nations Financial Management Board
Year of publication: 
2019

The FAL requires that a policy is created and followed that includes procedures around Finance and Audit Committee member appointment, eligibility, removal, replacement and substitution.

Sample Terms of Reference - 1 (DOCX)
Sample Terms of Reference - 2 (DOCX)
Sample FAC Member Financial Competency Guidelines (DOCX

Governance [First Nations Financial Management Board, FNFMB]

Publisher: 
First Nations Financial Management Board
Year of publication: 
2019

Governance is the process of how your First Nation manages decision-making. Governance describes who has power, who makes decisions, how others make their voices heard, and what goes into reports and financial statements. The policies and activities of a First Nation flow from its governance structure.

Sample Governance Policy (DOCX)

Public Training Weeks [Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.]

Publisher: 
Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
Year of publication: 
2019

Are you looking for a learning experience that fulfils your need for knowledge about Indigenous Peoples plus how to engage, consult, and negotiate mutually beneficial agreements?

Strengthening Aboriginal Success: Moving Toward Learn Canada 2020 Summary Report [Council of Ministers of Education Canada, CMEC]

Publisher: 
Council of Ministers of Education Canada
Year of publication: 
2010

“The objectives of the summit were as follows: 1. to raise the public profile of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education and to promote awareness of the need to eliminate the gaps in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners at the elementary-secondary and postsecondary levels; 2. to engage and build support for partnerships, based on dialogue and engagement strategies, with national and regional Aboriginal organizations; 3. to identify potential areas for action to meet the goals of Learn Canada 2020; 4.

Redefining How Success is measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning [Canadian Council on Learning, CCL]

Publisher: 
Canadian Council on Learning
Year of publication: 
2007

“The learning models, framework and rationale outlined in this report support an alternative vision of Aboriginal learning.”

Economic Development Among First Nations: A Contingency Perspective [Robert Brent Anderson]

Publisher: 
University of Saskatchewan
Year of publication: 
1997

“This dissertation explores the economic development objectives and strategies of the First Nations in Canada with three objectives: (i) identify their approach to development, (ii) develop a theoretical perspective capable of providing insight into this approach, and (iii) investigate the activities of First Nations in Saskatchewan to determine if they are consistent with the expected characteristics of the First Nations’ development approach and the proposed theoretical perspective.”

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