“The First Nations–Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) aims to improve the economic prosperity of participating municipalities and adjacent First Nations through joint community economic development planning. Launched in January 2013, the program will run to March 2016.”
"This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities urban environments represent for urban Aboriginal economic development. About one quarter of reserves are located within or contiguous to the boundaries of urban areas. Reserve residents experience different legal regimes and government structures than most urban Aboriginal residents, and they are not the focus here. Instead, the focus is on urban Aboriginal people living off reserves in urban areas. The paper begins with some background material that presents the framework for organizing the analysis.
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"This paper profiles a number of national, regional, and local Aboriginal (Indian, Métis, and Inuit) and non-Aboriginal government sponsored programs and services that promote and support Aboriginal entrepreneurs and small business owners in Canada. Various non-governmental and private support programs intended to support the development and success of Aboriginal entrepreneurs – available through various financial, corporate, academic, and Aboriginal institutions – are also profiled.
"This paper documents the circumstances surrounding the comparatively recent settlement of the nomadic Inn of Labrador in a central community. State and health officials and agents of the church at the time initiated programs that focused on economic rehabilitation, formal education and health concerns which they felt would assist in integrating Innu into Canadian industrial society. Ultimately Innut had little choice but to comply with the wishes of these officials and settle when confronted with the difficulties of pursuing traditional practices."
"Since the early 1970s, Aboriginal communities, policy analysts, and researchers have constructed “urban Aboriginal economic development” as both a domain of strategic intervention and a field of tactical contestation. An integral part of this project has been the creation of a body of academic knowledge about urban Aboriginal peoples and their relationship to the economy.
This guidebook is about First Nations developing their own approaches to evaluating how well community programs are achieving community goals. It presents ideas and options for First Nations to consider in developing self-evaluation tools that reflect Aboriginal communities, traditions and priorities.
This course is a survey of the history of Aboriginal Peoples. Because the breadth of the course is substantial, i.e., from pre-contact to the present, ten modules are insufficient to permit a comprehensive and detailed study of the chronological history of Aboriginal Peoples. This course does enable a study of several significant periods in the political and economic history of Aboriginal Peoples sufficiently that one’s understanding of a general history of Aboriginal Peoples is enhanced.
This is the fourth course in the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Program. It offers Aboriginal financial managers the opportunity to learn about current practices/activities that support and enable organizational high performance and accountability.
This is the third course in the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Program. It offers Aboriginal financial managers the opportunity to learn about legal and legislative requirements and practices that occur in activities undertaken by Aboriginal organizations.