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How can Language be linked to Economics? A Survey of Two Strands of Research [Weiguo Zhang and Gilles Grenier]

University of Ottawa
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“The authors attempt to review, assess and categorize the major orientations of the research on the economics of language. Those include a traditional strand of research that has focused on language and economic status, the dynamic development of languages, and language policy and planning, as well as a new strand based on game theory and pragmatics. The authors propose the use of the term “Language and economics” to define this area of research.”

Working Towards Parity: Recommendations of the Aboriginal Human Capital Strategies Initiative [Ben Brunnen]

Canada West Foundation
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“‘Working Towards Parity’ is the third and final installment of Canada West’s Aboriginal Human Capital Strategies Initiative (AHCSI), a one-year research initiative designed to communicate the importance of Aboriginal human capital to the western Canadian economy, to increase the availability and quality of information regarding the labour market realities facing Aboriginal Canadians in the West, and to identify successful strategies for improving Aboriginal labour market outcomes.”

Opportunities and Challenges Urban Environments Represent for Urban Aboriginal Economic Development [Urban Aboriginal Economic Development, UAED]

Urban Aboriginal Economic Development (UAED)
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"This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities urban environments represent for urban Aboriginal economic development. About one quarter of reserves are located within or contiguous to the boundaries of urban areas. Reserve residents experience different legal regimes and government structures than most urban Aboriginal residents, and they are not the focus here. Instead, the focus is on urban Aboriginal people living off reserves in urban areas. The paper begins with some background material that presents the framework for organizing the analysis.

Challenging the Deficit Paradigm: Grounds for Optimism Among First Nations in Canada [Canadian Journal of Native Studies, CJNS]

Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS)
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"In contrast to the deficit paradigm's view of First Nations as victims beset with numerous problems e focus on positive developments for First Nations in Canada since the 1969 White paper. Four areas are examined: self-government, organizational capacity, structures of opportunity, and resistance to oppression. A profound transformation of the First Nation sociological landscape is observed as First Nation interests have become vested in the Canadian state, marginalization has diminished substantially, and structures of opportunity have opened."

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