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Income On- and Off-Reserve: How Aboriginals are Faring popular

Helmar Drost and John Richards argue that although Aboriginal concerns are receiving more attention in public policy debates, most public attention is devoted to on-reserve communities. They argue this is inadequate, because growing numbers of Canada’s Aboriginal population live off-reserve and in cities today. Drost and Richards note that the social, educational and employment problems facing both on- and off-reserve groups are daunting, and that both deserve the equal attention of policymakers.

Not Strangers in These Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples popular

This book, edited by David Newhouse and Evelyn Peters, is a compellation of articles focusing on aboriginal life in urban Canada. There are 16 articles as well as facts on Aboriginals in urban areas and an introduction written by Peters.

Saskatchewan with an Aboriginal Majority: Education and Entrepreneurship popular

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the economic transformation of the Eastern European immigrants and their descendants and to ask whether it will happen again for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan.

Aboriginal Employment in the Banking Sector in Manitoba

This report focuses on the effects of information technology on Aboriginal employment in the banking sector.

Community Development in the Upper Skeena: Death Feasts and Transformative Change

To encourage innovative, technology-based learning, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) created the Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) in 1996. In this community story Doug Donaldson and Anne Docherty describe how they secured OLT funds for a three-year action research project.

Influencers and Priorities: A Sociological Examination of First Nations High School Students in Manitoba

In his paper, Chris Adams studies the extent to which First Nations teenagers report being influenced by those in their family and community as they seek to make choices about their future.