“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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“Whitecap Dakota First Nation demonstrates the importance of establishing solid partnerships with neighbouring communities to support mutually beneficial economic plans such as the Dakota Dunes Golf Course and the Dakota Dunes Casino.”
"The second in a series of three, this report surveys data submitted by 38 companies participating in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program offered by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and representing various industries operating in Canada between 2001 and 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.
"Using case examples of how Canadian companies are working with Aboriginal businesses, this report provides evidence of existing and emerging Aboriginal economic strengths that are relevant to Canada’s business community. The discussion is advanced to paint a meaningful and robust picture of the opportunities available to business through the development of relationships with Aboriginal businesses, customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Aboriginal economic performance and potential provide both opportunities and risks for Canadian business."
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB)
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"Aboriginal people are seeking to regain control over their traditional lands and resources. Among other things, they expect these land and resources to form the foundation upon which they can rebuild their economies and communities. Aboriginal people want to pursue this development on their own terms. However many realise that success requires effective competition in the global economy and this in turn requires capacity beyond land and resource. One method of acquiring the needed capacity is through alliances with non-aboriginal corporations.
"This article brings needed attention to the process of structural change in Aboriginal communities, which has been largely neglected in current policy and practice on economic development and good governance. New research strongly suggests that generalized trust (social capital), and a capacity to discuss rather than suppress conflict (social cohesion), are crucial to long-term success in economic development and self- government.
"The Gespe'gewaq Mi'gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) held its first public information session and workshop on November 6 and 7 in Listuguj. The meetings were held to promote communications among agencies, groups and communities regarding Atlantic Salmon conservation"