Aboriginal Measures for Economic Development

By Jeff Orr and Warren Weir  Compiled by Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program  

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This volume explores Indigenous measures of economic development in First Nations Atlantic Canadian communities that are of relevance for First Nations peoples. Many of the challenges faced by these communities and their local, regional and national leaders in advancing economic development relate to experiences of diverse and complex issues – most of which clash with federal policies that increasingly call for centralization, standardization and uniformity. This volume illustrates the key challenges in establishing and maintaining socially responsible economic development that is beneficial for Aboriginal communities.

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Contents

  • Defining and Measuring Aboriginal Economic Development Success (Jeff Orr)
  • Part I: The Social Impacts of Economic Development (Miawpukek Tobique, Millbrook)
  • A Case Study of the Social Impacts of Economic Development in Miawpukek Mi’kmawey Mawio’mi Conne River, Newfoundland and Labrador (Jeff Orr)
  • A Case Study of the Social Impacts of Economic Development in Millbrook First Nation (Monica Diochon & Behrang Foroughi)
  • A Case Study of the Social Impacts of Economic Development in Tobique Maliseet Nation (Clare Fawcett, Alison Mathie & Jane McMillan)
  • Part II: Introduction - Baseline Data for Aboriginal Economic Development: An Informed Approach for Measuring Progress and Success (Warren Weir)
  • Comparing Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Communities and Individuals (Warren Weir)
  • Indicators Specific to Aboriginal Communities and Individuals (Warren Weir)
  • Conclusion Comments - Baseline Data for Aboriginal Economic Development: An Informed Approach for Measuring Progress and Success (Warren Weir)
  • Conclusion (Jeff Orr & Warren Weir)
  • References

Authors

  • Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program

    The Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) is a partnership between the member communities of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC), the Innu and Inuit of Labrador, twelve Atlantic Canadian universities and federal and provincial government funders. The main purpose of the AAEDIRP is to improve the knowledge base concerning Atlantic Aboriginal economic development in order to improve the lives of Aboriginal peoples in the region.