Aboriginal communities are increasingly turning toward aboriginal tourism development to diversify their economic base, validate their claims related to proprietary rights over traditional lands and re-connect youth with elders and the community to their land and their culture. Oftentimes, these development initiatives are tied to broader community development goals, yet the success of the tourism … Continue reading Exploring the relationship between aboriginal tourism and community development
A Perspective from the Community Economic Development diploma program delivered in Pukatawagan, northern Manitoba, Canada by the University College of the North. The University College of the North (UCN) currently delivers the Community Economic Development (CED) diploma program in northern Manitoba via two full-time face-to-face synchronous learning modalities: 1) on the main campuses (The Pas … Continue reading The ‘Write’ Way to Community Economic Development.
The 2017 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) was the start of a critical conversation about how Indigenous communities can connect themselves to the Internet on their own terms. But it was just the beginning. An extraordinary community of people came together: Indigenous-owned Internet service providers, community network manager/operators, researchers and policy makers, and Indigenous leadership. Their … Continue reading Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity.
Finding a way to improve conditions and opportunities in Native American communities is an exceptionally tall order, given the displacement, deepening poverty, and outside interference with which Native peoples have struggled for generations. Though they suffer from some of the highest rates of chronic illness and unemployment in the country, Native communities are often overlooked … Continue reading Community Development in Native Communities.
What is Public Health/Community Wellbeing? Public Health/Community Wellbeing looks at the health of the community or population as a whole, instead of individuals. It focuses on the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, as opposed to treating illnesses. Public Health/Community Wellbeing looks at what needs to be in place in systems or … Continue reading Sioux lookout First Nations Health Authority.