Economic Development Resources
Decolonizing Employment : Aboriginal inclusion in Canada's labour market by
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2015
Indigenous North Americans continue to be overrepresented among those who are poor, unemployed, and with low levels of education. This has long been an issue of concern for Indigenous people and their allies and is now drawing the attention of government, business leaders, and others who know that this fast-growing population is a critical source of future labour. Shauna MacKinnon's Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market is a case study with lessons applicable to communities throughout North America. Her examination of Aboriginal labour market participation outlines the deeply damaging, intergenerational effects of colonial policies and describes how a neoliberal political economy serves to further exclude Indigenous North Americans. MacKinnon's work demonstrates that a fundamental shift in policy is required. Long-term financial support for comprehensive, holistic education and training programs that integrate cultural reclamation and small supportive learning environments is needed if we are to improve social and economic outcomes and support the spiritual and emotional healing that Aboriginal learners tell us is of primary importance.
Aboriginal power : clean energy & the future of Canada's First Peoples by
Call Number: HD9502.5 C543C3 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Print. Aboriginal Power examines the potential of ecologically-sensitive hydro, wind and biomass projects for Canada’s First Peoples. The book’s core premise is that Indigenous co-ownership of renewable energy projects can contribute to “a new story” in terms of Canada’s relationship with indigenous communities. Aboriginal Power contains information about public policy innovations and projects snapshots from every region of Canada. The book examines the commercial dynamics of clean energy and profiles the human dimension of Indigenous leadership. The publication argues that clean, green and sustainable energy is important to the prosperity of Indigenous communities and the economic and environmental future of Canada.
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