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Module 4: Woodlots and Wildlife [Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, DNR]

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

“In this revised Module, called Woodlots and Wildlife, students reading the five- lesson course are joined in an imaginary classroom with fictional instructor Carl, a regional wildlife biologist with Natural Resources, and fictional students Dan and Joan Barr.”

Aboriginal Participation in Major Resource Development, Background Paper [Public Policy Forum]

Publisher: 
Public Policy Forum
Year of publication: 
2012

"The purpose of this paper is to highlight background information on the opportunities and challenges associated with Aboriginal participation in major resource development. The focus is on major resource projects in energy (oil, gas and hydro) and mining sectors in Canada.

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."

In Praise of Taxes: The Link between Taxation and Good Governance for First Nation Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2008

"This paper makes the case that broad-based taxation by First Nations governments would enhance their governance practices. The study relies on comparative government and public finance literatures as well as interviews with First Nations that have already imposed some form of taxation. It examines both the advantages of taxation and the ‘curse’ of revenue that does not arise from broad-base taxation - such as oil or natural resource wealth."

Digging Beneath the Surface of Aboriginal Labour Market Development: Analyzing Policy Discourse in the Context of Northern Alberta's Oil Sands [Aboriginal Policy Studies, APS]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Policy Studies (APS)
Year of publication: 
2011

"This paper provides an analysis of policy discourse as it concerns Indigenous labour market development in Northern Alberta. In the process, the authors unearth the manner in which current federal and provincial government policy obscures a long history of attempted colonial domination with respect to Indigenous peoples in Canada more generally. Typically, economic booms are spoken of as an opportunity to democratize labour opportunities, through the discourse of “partnership” and “social inclusion” in particular.

Getting ready for oil and gas development in Canada's Northwest Territories: aboriginal entrepreneurship and economic development [International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business IJESB]

Publisher: 
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Year of publication: 
2012

"This case study uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine Inuit and First Nations perspectives and initiatives to foster sustainable entrepreneurship and economic development related to the forthcoming Mackenzie Gas Pipeline in Canada's Northwest Territories. The 1,220-kilometer pipeline will connect the Mackenzie Delta to the Alberta Oil Sands and North American markets. These findings will be of interest to business, government and Indigenous leaders involved in resource development.

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."

Booming Labrador!:How to Become an Innu Business Partner [Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association, NEIA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association
Year of publication: 
2011

This presentation outlines the Innu Business Development Centre's mission and responsibilities, the state of Innu business, and issues and concerns.

The 'Buzz' in Labrador: Labrador North Coast - Nunatsiavut Region [Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association, NEIA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association
Year of publication: 
2011

This presentation discusses the current projects and future opportunities in various natural resource sectors on Labrador's North Coast.

Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment [ECO Canada]

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Publisher: 
ECO Canada
Year of publication: 
2010

The `2010 Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment` is a unique study representing the most comprehensive estimate of environmental employment and use of environmental skills in Canada. It is the first study performed by ECO Canada that measures the number of workers employed in specific environmental occupations. This survey’s focus on environmental occupations and skills extends research previously performed that identified environmental employment in each industry, across sectors of the economy.

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