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Not Strangers in These Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples [David Newhouse and Evelyn Peters]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2003

“These papers represent some issues that face public policy-makers as they begin to work toward programs and policies that will address the aspirations and needs of Aboriginal people and communities in urban areas.”

The State of Urban Aboriginal Communities: Final Draft [Kevin FitzMaurice]

Publisher: 
Kevin FitzMaurice
Year of publication: 
2012

“This paper provides a broad overview of some of the key characteristics of urban Aboriginal community development in Canada.”

Are there lessons from the “Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development” that could be applied to urban Aboriginal economic development in Canadian centres? [Urban Aboriginal Economic Development, UAED]

Publisher: 
Urban Aboriginal Economic Development (UAED)
Year of publication: 
2010

This document investigates if the Harvard findings can be applied to the urban Aboriginal community in Canada.

Prosperity through Partnerships: Framing the Future of Aboriginal Economic Participation [Public Policy Forum]

Publisher: 
Public Policy Forum
Year of publication: 
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.

The Labour Market and Economic Preformance of Canada's First Nations Reserves: The Role of Education Attainment and Remoteness [Center for the Study of Living Standards, CSLS]

Publisher: 
Center for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)
Year of publication: 
2011

"The goal of this report is to investigate the relationship between educational attainment, remoteness, and labour market and economic performance at the reserve level for Aboriginal Canadians. The report uses reserve-level data on average earnings, GDP per capita, labour market indicators and distance to a service centre for 312 reserves. Using descriptive statistics, simple correlation and multiple regression analysis, the report draws conclusion on four important questions.

The Income Gap Between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada [Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, CCPA]

Publisher: 
Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
Year of publication: 
2010

"This study breaks new ground by examining data from Canada’s last three

Aboriginal People in Canada's Labour Market: Work and Unemployment, Today and Tomorrow [Caledon Institute of Social Policy]

Publisher: 
Caledon Institute
Year of publication: 
2004

"Has the labour market situation of Aboriginal people in Canada been improving over the last several years? This paper uses data from the 1996 and 2001 censuses to present comprehensive, factual answers to this question. The paper looks at two main indicators of labour market activity – unemployment and participation rates – past, present and future. It reviews the labour market position of Aboriginal people in comparison to the general population in the provinces and territories, in cities with large Aboriginal populations, and on and off reserve. "

Improving the Interface between Urban Municipalities and Aboriginal Communities [Canadian Journal of Urban Research]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Urban Research
Year of publication: 
2008

"The ways in which urban municipalities understand and work within the context of Aboriginal community aspirations and needs will affect the quality of future urban development, in physical, social, economic and cultural sectors. Planning is central to shaping the institutional arrangements to help actualise Aboriginal community aspirations.

Sustainable Urban Economic Development: An Aboriginal Perspective [Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, JAED]

Publisher: 
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED)

"An Aboriginal workers' co-operative in Winnipeg, Neechi Foods, has developed a series of community economic development (CED) principles that seem to offer a much more comprehensive view of "sustainability." A view that could readily encompass the resource focused definition, but which clearly goes beyond it. This approach to sustainability was developed specifically to address urban economic development, but it could easily be adapted for remote and rural economies too. These principles have been refined over time, through discussion and debate, and now number eleven in total.

Membertou First Nation Indigenous People Succeeding as Entrepreneurs [Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy]

Publisher: 
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy
Year of publication: 
2007

"At one level, the story of Membertou First Nation is inspirational. But, this paper identifies some of the unique challenges and barriers faced by First Nations people pursuing opportunities as entrepreneurs. Challenges include issues of political stability; the need to respect the value placed upon community, conservation and sustainability by the culture the limited access to traditional sources of capital and other possible barriers.

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