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Principles of Forest Stewardship: Lesson Seven - Landowner Objectives [Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, DNR]

Publisher: 
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Year of publication: 
2014

This manual discusses “the right of private landowners to manage according to their own objectives.”

Prosperity through Partnerships: Framing the Future of Aboriginal Economic Participation [Public Policy Forum]

Publisher: 
Public Policy Forum
Year of publication: 
2009

"To bring together industry leaders and Aboriginal organizations to share best practices in partnership building and promote further engagement from both communities, the Public Policy Forum organized a national workshop at The Westin in Ottawa on June 4, 2009, with a private reception the evening before.

Aboriginal Participation in Major Resource Development Opportunities [Public Policy Forum]

Publisher: 
Public Policy Forum
Year of publication: 
2012

"This national roundtable series convened leaders from Canada’s natural resources sector, Aboriginal communities and the public sector. The themes and issues discussed are summarized in the attached documents. A number of key themes were reflected in the dialogue, including: Labour Market Development; Community Readiness; Financing and Financial Literacy; Partnerships and Collaboration; Measurements of Success; Best Practices and Case Studies."

The Economics of First Nations Governance Investment Capital, Money and Wealth Accumulation [National Centre for First Nations Governance]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2006

"Poverty is still the norm for most of Canada’s First Nations, despite ongoing efforts over many years to stimulate reserve economies, including significant investment by governments trying to ‘prime the economic pump’. There are, however, some good examples where the pattern has been changed and communities are breaking the chains of poverty. There are lessons to be learned from both within Canada and outside as to what can be done to alleviate poverty and stimulate economic growth.

Membertou: Trailblazers in the Atlantic, Case Study [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2011

"Membertou’s impressive economic growth and self-sufficiency over the past 15 years has underlined the limitations of the Indian Act in defining citizens and restricting development due to regulations on land use."

Five Pillars of Effective Governance [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2012

"Five Pillars of Effective Governance is now available as a PDF booklet and can be viewed at fngovernance.org/pillars. Learn about The People, The Land, Laws & Jurisdiction, Institutions, Resources – pillars for developing effective, independent First Nations governance. The booklet introduces a key set of principles that helps to blend traditional values with the modern realities of self-governance. These principles, developed in think tanks and dialogue with indigenous governance experts, form the foundation for NCFNG’s philosophy and services. "

Another Route to Native Prosperity: Property Rights [Terry Anderson and Dominic Parker]

Publisher: 
Fraser Forum
Year of publication: 
2012

"The essay summarizes the authors study Sovereignty, Credible Commitments, and Economic Prosperity on American Indian Reservations, which measures the crippling economic consequences resulting from the lack of private property rights on Indian reserves."

Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves [Christopher Alcantara]

Publisher: 
The Canadian Journal of Native Studies XXIII
Year of publication: 
2002

"There are four different but overlapping regimes of private-property rights-customary rights, certificates of possession, land codes under the First Nations Land Management Act, and leases-already exist on reserves across Canada, as do several unique regimes, such as the Sechelt and Nisga'a cases. These various regimes are worthy of serious study by economists, lawyers, and political scientists with a view to establishing how well they work and how they might be perfected for the benefit of First Nations."

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.

Can Aboriginal Land Use and Occupancy Studies Be Applied Effectively in First Management? A State of Knowledge Report [Sustainable Forest Management Network, SFMN]

Publisher: 
Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN)
Year of publication: 
2010

"In this report we seek to clarify some of the uncertainty and questions around land use studies and to consider how information about Aboriginal use and occupancy of lands can be better integrated into forest management. The report is based on a review of nearly 100 studies and documented experiences of Aboriginal land use studies, supported by workshops bringing together researchers and practitioners representing Aboriginal peoples, forestry companies, and governments."

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