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Aboriginal Involvement in Economic Development: Elements for Success and Obstacles to Achievement [Nick Sibbeston]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada

“The statistics documenting the problems experienced by aboriginal communities across Canada are well-known. Poverty, high unemployment, lack of infrastructure and suitable housing are all endemic to aboriginal communities. Despite this, there are many aboriginal success stories – communities that have gotten fully engaged in economic activities, exploiting renewable and non-renewable resources for the benefit of their people.”

Public Works in Small and Rural Municipalities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
1999

"A synopsis of how public works - e.g. land-use planning, building codes, roads and bridges, parks and recreation facilities, water and sewage systems and solid waste collection and disposal - are managed in small municipalities across Canada. Instructive in addressing public works issues within Aboriginal communities."

A Compendium of Provincial Public Work Statutes [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
1999

"A "road map" for federal negotiators and Aboriginal counterparts in addressing the scope of public works provisions in self-government agreements."

The Labour Market and Economic Preformance of Canada's First Nations Reserves: The Role of Education Attainment and Remoteness [Center for the Study of Living Standards, CSLS]

Publisher: 
Center for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)
Year of publication: 
2011

"The goal of this report is to investigate the relationship between educational attainment, remoteness, and labour market and economic performance at the reserve level for Aboriginal Canadians. The report uses reserve-level data on average earnings, GDP per capita, labour market indicators and distance to a service centre for 312 reserves. Using descriptive statistics, simple correlation and multiple regression analysis, the report draws conclusion on four important questions.

Minding Our Own Businesses: How to Create Support in First Nations Communities for Aboriginal Business [Aboriginal Business Development Centre, ABDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Business and Community Development Center
Year of publication: 
2004

"The purpose of the project was to investigate what other First Nations have done to support their small business operators, and to create a process to look at what could be done in your community."

Atlantic Canada: Pilot Community Plans [Dalhousie University]

Publisher: 
Dalhousie University
Year of publication: 
2002

"Three First Nation communities were selected within the Atlantic Region to become pilot communities in which to test the Model. Over 18 months, community plans (in both document and poster form) were developed:
Abegweit First Nation Community Plan; A Plan for Abegweit, a 40-minute documentary video, presents the community planning process in Abegweit First Nation; Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation Community Plan; Pictou Landing First Nation Community Plan.""

Wagmatcook Community Development Plan [Dalhousie University]

Publisher: 
Dalhousie University
Year of publication: 
2002

"A Community Development Plan outlining priorities, projects and community infrastructure for Wagmatcook First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia."

First Nations Community Planning Model Workbook [Dalhousie University]

Publisher: 
Dalhousie University
Year of publication: 
2003

"The Workbook was developed to accompany the Model and is a guide to developing the specific products of each stage of the planning process."

First Nations Community Planning Model [Dalhousie University]

Publisher: 
Dalhousie University
Year of publication: 
2003

"The Model is a guide to planning in First Nation communities. It outlines steps, methods and products involved in the community planning process."

Recommendations for Aboriginal Economic Development [National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, NAEDB]

Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB)
Year of publication: 
2009

"The objective of this Report is to support to the Government’s commitment to ensuring that Aboriginal peoples are full partners in the Canadian economy, share fully in economic opportunities and achieve economic success that benefits Aboriginal people and all Canadians. The recommendations set out in the Report have been developed by the Board at a number of meetings held between January, 2008 and January, 2009. The Report
addresses Aboriginal economic development in its broadest sense."

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