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Membertou First Nation: An ISO-certified community [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“Through the marriage of indigenous knowledge and modern business practices, the Membertou First Nation has created its own good fortune. See how this ISO-certified community is forging a new path and helping other First Nations follow in their footsteps.”

Doing Business with the Devil: Land, Sovereignty, and Corporate Partnerships in Membertou Inc. [Jacquelyn Thayer Scott]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
Year of publication: 
2004

“Membertou First Nation, a part of the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, and one of the few urban aboriginal reserves in Atlantic Canada, defies stereotypes about poor, mismanaged reserves.”

IWCL Case Study: Membertou First Nation [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Case Study: Membertou First Nation explores the process of Membertou’s transformation from a welfare reserve completely dependent on federal funding to one of Cape Breton’s economic bright spots. In delving into the community’s story, we will see that in order to transform itself, Membertou mobilized its most important asset - its people."

IWCL Case Study: Women of Membertou [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Women of Membertou illustrates how innovative approaches to education can be securely tethered to the richness of the past, providing a platform for children’s well-being and educational achievement."

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."

Best Practices: Accountability and Reporting, Membertou First Nation [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2009

Case study of Membertou First Nation, representing the principle of "Accontability and Reporting" as part of National Center for First Nation Governance's Best Practices series.

Governance Best Practices Report [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2009

"The Governance Best Practices Report profiles the work of 25 First Nations, tribes and aboriginal organizations across Canada and in the United States. Based on NCFNG's principles of effective governance, each profile provides the reader with a brief snapshot of strategies, techniques, procedures or processes that produce efficiencies in governance."

Growth of Enterprises in Aboriginal Communities [Conference Board of Canada]

Publisher: 
Conference Board of Canada
Year of publication: 
2006

"The growth of Aboriginal band-owned enterprises has reduced high unemployment levels and increased self-reliance. Growth of Enterprises in Aboriginal Communities highlights the economic success of five Aboriginal communities. These community businesses use strategic planning and standard business practices, while maintaining traditional Aboriginal values. All community members share the benefits. This report documents the experience of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Membertou First Nation, Mississauga's of the New Credit First Nation and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Aboriginal Cultural Tourism: Heritage and Economic Development; Reflections from the Cape Breton Experience [Cape Breton University, CBU]

Publisher: 
Cape Breton University (CBU)
Year of publication: 
2007

"Cultural tourism, Aboriginal cultural tourism and importance of product authenticity are examined. The paper provides a case narrative of Aboriginal cultural tourism involving five First Nations communities on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. It discusses the role of Cape Breton University, the island’s only university, as a linking-pin and neutral venue for local Aboriginal leaders, non-Aboriginal government development agencies and mainstream tourist operators to discuss a long-term unified strategy for Aboriginal cultural tourism development in this region."

Membertou First Nation: Building the Brand and building the Band [Cape Breton University, CBU]

Publisher: 
Cape Breton University (CBU)

"On July 18, 2006, the front page headline of the Cape Breton Post, in bold type, announced, “Membertou, CEO part company” Bernd Christmas stated there were philosophical differences on plans for further growth and development and that his resignation is effective September 1, 2006. Chief Paul was emotional in his public thank you to Mr. Christmas and thanked him effusively for his contribution to the community growth. Chief Paul recruited Christmas to support his vision and new image for Membertou. He is now faced with new concerns amidst Christmas’s departure.

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