“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.
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“See how Manitobah Mukluks, founded by two Métis siblings and 100% Aboriginal-owned, has grown from a tiny native crafts outlet to a thriving commercial operation, providing employment and taking the worldwide fashion industry by storm.”
“The Forum had a dual purpose. The first was to update the Métis Nation Economic Development Framework first developed in February 2009 as an economic development strategy for the Métis Nation in response to the Métis Nation Protocol and the new Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development. The second was to provide Métis Nation input into the implementation of the federal framework as provided by the Protocol with a particular focus on the renovation of INAC economic development programs.”
“This report highlights some of the key issues that arise in considering the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people in the development of a new social architecture for Canada. It aims to provide empirical information and some pointed questions, to support the discussion among Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canada of their common future. The analysis attempts to respect the diversity of circumstances and interests of First Nations, Metis and Inuit across Canada.”
This national household survey is an analytical document covering topics such as: Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country, First Nations people, Métis, Inuit, The Aboriginal population is young, and Living arrangements of Aboriginal children.
"This report is a summary of the second of a series of symposiums organized by the Sustainable Communities Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion between community development experts from across the country and to explore strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community development principles and approaches with government programs and policies."
Article describes how economic participation must be on their own terms and for their own purposes. Also, traditional lands, history, culture and values all play a critical role in economic development. In order to attempt to compete in the global economy on their own terms, Indigenous people are using all types of partnerships, both among themselves and with non-Indigenous enterprises. A case study of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band is used as they are recognized as one of the leaders in economic development in Canada.
"This article addresses three questions: 1) Why study intra-Aboriginal inequality? 2) What is the gap in wages and income between the general Canadian population and the different Aboriginal peoples? and 3) How much inequality exists within the Aboriginal groups and between Aboriginal groups and the non-Aboriginal population? The article points to a general pattern of increase in measured disparity and polarization in income for all Aboriginal groups in comparison to the non-Aboriginal population.