Marie Michael Library
Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
Aboriginal Studies, StFX’s Angus L. Macdonald Library offers a Subject Guide divided into Nova Scotian, Canadian, and global categories.
Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Truth & Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools, Coady courselinks.
- Aboriginal Healing Foundation ceased operations on September 30, 2014. Resources are archived on the website.
- Assembly of First Nations
- Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council (AFNWC)
- Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Métis National Council
- Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Righting Relations National Hub
- Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
- Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada
- Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)
- Indigenous Leadership and Management programs, Banff Centre
- Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI)
Provincial Leadership Development Programs
- British Columbia
- Aboriginal Financial Officers of Canada. JAM: The Journal of Aboriginal Management. Issues available: 1(2006)-current.
- Aboriginal Mapping Network, how to do different types of maps.
- Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC). (2011). APCFNC Elders Project: Honouring traditional knowledge 2009 – 2011. (3.05 Mb pdf)
- Barefoot Collective. (2009). Barefoot guide to working with organizations and social change.
- Comprehensive community planning training program materials from the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER).
- Dalhousie University’s Cities & Environment Unit, a range of tools and planning approaches developed for and with First Nations and Aboriginal communities.
- Digital Leaky Bucket, (Coady digital toolbox series).
- Four Worlds Center for Development Learning, publications available for download.
- INAC. (2006). Comprehensive community planning for First Nations in British Columbia.
- INAC. (2007). First Nations Communications Toolkit.
- Mapping and GIS services, explanations and examples of how mapping and GIS has been used to identify and document assets in Aboriginal communities.
- Medicine Wheel Evaluation Framework describes how to set balanced goals, identify and gather balancing monitoring and evaluation feedback. (307K pdf)
- National Aboriginal Forestry Association. (n.d.). Capacity assessment guide: Survey and model resource plan. (1.23 Mb pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). The governance toolkit: Resources.
- Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), mapping processes for land co-management planning and policy making.
- Ortiz, J., Broad, G. & Bobiwash, L. (2005). Community strategic planning toolkit. Sault Ste. Marie: Algoma University College. (3.19 Mb pdf)
- Presencing Institute tools, action-based, action awareness research tools for community change.
- Stories Matter, free software for recording, editing and transcribing oral histories.
- Symington, A. (2004). Intersectionality: A tool for social and economic justice. (Women’s Rights and Economic Change, no. 9). Toronto: AWID.
- Tobias, T. (2008). Chief Kerry’s Moose: A guidebook to land use and occupancy mapping, research design and data collection. Vancouver: EcoTrust Canada.
Asset-Based Community Development
- Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (n.d.). 10 key community development beliefs. (54K pdf)
- Blas, E., Sommerfeld, J. & Sivasandara Kurup, A. (Eds.). (2011). Social determinants approaches to public health: From concept to practice. (3.41 Mb pdf) See Chapter 3: Youth for youth – a model for youth suicide prevention: Case study of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Youth Council and Secretariat, Canada.
- Building Assets and Agency for Citizen-Led Development (ABCD), certificate course offered by the Coady Institute.
- INAC. (2009). Community stories: Aboriginal successes in British Columbia. Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, located in Winnipeg, MB, is a strength and value-based family resource centre delivering community-based programs and services and creating community-based solutions that build local capacity for self-care.
- McBride, J., MacDonell, G., Smoke, C. & Sanderson, C. (2002). Rebuilding First Nations: Tools, traditions and relationships. Burnaby, BC: Community Economic Development Centre, Simon Fraser University. (797K pdf)
- Millar, A. & Rappaport, L. (2009). Winnipeg’s best-kept secret: A community development vision for Sherbrook Pool.
- Publications are available for download from the ABCD Institute, DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
- Silver, J. (2009). We all work together to help one another: The story of Ma Mawi. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (474K pdf)
- Silver, J., Ghorayshi, P., Hay, J. & Klyne, D. (2006). In a voice of their own: Urban Aboriginal community development. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (1.03 Mb pdf)
- Success stories of Aboriginal Peoples and communities across Canada working to improve the quality of life.
- Wesley-Esquimaux, C. & Calliou, B. (2010). Best practices in Aboriginal community development: A literature review and wise practices approach.
Community Economic Development in an Aboriginal Context
- Anderson, R. B., Dana, L. P., & Dana, T. E. (2006). Indigenous land rights, entrepreneurship, and economic development in Canada: “Opting-in” to the global economy. Journal of World Business, 41(1), 45-55. (StFX only)
- Baxter, P. & Lamontagne, M. (2011). Regional clustering model for Aboriginal women: Aboriginal women and economic development feasibility study report. [n.l.]: Women’s Economic Council. (919K pdf)
- Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)
- Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, issues available: Vol. 1 (1999) – current.
- Dylan, A., Smallboy, B., & Lightman, E. (2013). “Saying no to resource development is not an option”: Economic development in Moose Cree First Nation. Journal of Canadian Studies, 47(1), 59-90. (StFX only)
- Ferrazi, G. (n.d.). Forging Aboriginal / non-Aboriginal partnerships: The joint venture model. Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge. (82K pdf)
- Findlay, I. M. & Wuttunee, W. (2007). Aboriginal women’s community economic development: Measuring and promoting success. Choices, 13(4). (210K pdf)
- INAC. (2004). Journey to success: Aboriginal women’s business planning guide. (564K pdf)
- McBride, J. & Gerow, R. (2010). Minding our own businesses: How to create support in First Nations communities for Aboriginal business. Burnaby, BC: Community Economic Development Centre. (3.88 Mb pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). The governance toolkit: The land.
- Native Women’s Association of Canada. (2009). Aboriginal solutions toward stimulating Canada’s economy. Prepared for the first Ministers’ meeting with National Aboriginal Leaders, Ottawa, ON, January 15. (283K pdf)
- The spirit lives!, an entrepreneurship program series for use by Aboriginal teachers, trainers, and economic development officers; includes six half-hour video programs and a User’s Guide.
- St. Germain, G. & Sibbeston, N. (2007). Sharing Canada’s prosperity: A hand up, not a handout. Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. (435K pdf)
- Diochon, M., Mathie, A., Alma, E., & Isaac, S. (2014). Entrepreneurship among First Nations women in the Atlantic region. Dartmouth, NS: Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat. (1.58 Mb pdf)
- Paul Hanley Consulting. (2012). Strengthening Métis women’s entrepreneurship: Survey, review and analysis: women of the Métis Nation. (3.58 Mb pdf)
- Todd, R. (2012). Young urban Aboriginal women entrepreneurs: Social capital, complex transitions and community support. British Journal of Canadian Studies, 25(1), 1-19. (StFX only)
Labour, Employment, and Wage Issues
- Strategic Research Directorate. (n.d.). Aboriginal women in the Canadian economy: The links between education, employment and income. [n.l.]: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. (515K pdf)
- White, J., Maxim, P., & Gyimah, S. O. (2003). Labour force activity of women in Canada: A comparative analysis of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women. Canadian Review of Sociology, 40(4), 391-415. (StFX only)
- Wilson, d. & Macdonald, D. (2010). The income gap between Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canada. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (995K pdf)
- Arnait Nipingit Women’s Leadership Summit, women share views through a blog and video.
- Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council. (2014). Promoting empowerment, equity and leadership. Submitted for the 4th National Aboriginal Women’s Summit, Membertou, NS, October 19-22. (204K pdf)
- Turtle Island Native Network News: Women, news stories, blogs and websites by and about Aboriginal women.
- U-Journaling, ideas for deepening personal reflection in your journal.
- Women: Aboriginal faces of Saskatchewan contains biographical information for selected First Nation and Metis women of Saskatchewan.
Linkages with Partners: Government and Private Sector Institutions
- Ahenakew, L. & Davis, C. (2009). Corporate partnerships build Aboriginal economies. Windspeaker, 26(10), S14.
- Government of Alberta Aboriginal Consultation Office
- Government of Ontario
- Graham, S. (2008). Building bridges together: A resource guide for intercultural work between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples. Vancouver, BC: Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia. (360K pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). (n.d.). The governance toolkit: Institutions.
- Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs. (2009). Proponents’ guide: Engagement with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Author. (127K pdf)
- Rethinking Partnerships, course offered by the Coady Institute.
- Roness, L.A. & Collier, M. (2010). Examining partnership arrangements between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses. Dartmouth, NS: Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat. (1.38 Mb pdf)
- Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society Mentoring Program contains an outline of cultural principles and practices for mentoring Aboriginal youth that can be applied to mentoring of adults.
- Shadowing, how to carry out a focused observation of a role model.
- Sinclair, R. & Pooyak, S. (2007). Aboriginal mentoring in Saskatoon: A cultural perspective. Saskatoon: Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre. (1.13 Mb pdf)
- Stakeholder Interviews, interview process that enables you to step into the shoes of the other.
Power and Good Governance
- Dion Stout, M. & Kipling, G.D. (1998). Aboriginal women in Canada: Strategic research directions for policy development. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada Research Directorate. (194K pdf)
- Jefferson, C. (1994). Conquest by law. Originally written in 1978, one of the most comprehensive reports describing the impact of western settlement on traditional forms of justice among Aboriginal Peoples across Canada.
- Morellato, M. (2008). The crown’s constitutional duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal and treaty rights. Ottawa: National Centre for First Nations Governance. (472K pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). (n.d.). The governance toolkit: The people.
- New Relationship Trust. (2009). Best practices for consultation and accommodation report. (323K pdf)
- New Relationship Trust. (2009). Governance best practices report. (1.83 Mb pdf)
- Sayers, J.F., et al. (2001). First Nations women, governance and the Indian Act: A collection of policy research reports. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada. (985K pdf)
- Kuokkanen, R. (2011). Indigenous economies, theories of subsistence, and women. American Indian Quarterly, 35(2), 215-240. (StFX only)
- Mignone, J. (2003). Measuring social capital: A guide for First Nations communities. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Health Information. (351K pdf)
- Wesley-Esquimaux, C. C. & Smolewski, M. (2004). Historic trauma and Aboriginal healing. Ottawa, ON: Aboriginal Healing Foundation. (479K pdf)
- From the Heart: Enter into the journey of reconciliation, a 2013 theatre production created by an ensemble of non-Indigenous Canadians telling transformative stories that have deepened the understanding about the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The show encouraged dialogue about what it might mean for non-Indigenous people to take responsibility for learning more about Indigenous history as a step toward standing in solidarity with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.