Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 10 - Voting, Governance, and Research Methodology

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume 10

Voting, Governance, and Research Methodology

By: Jerry P. White, Julie Peters, Dan Beavon, and Peter Dinsdale (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research, Volume X, offer a portion of the original papers presented at the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2009.

ISBN 978-1-55077-201-2
Edition First
Year 2010
Page Count 310

$ 34.95


Co-chaired by Dan Beavon of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Jerry White of the University of Western Ontario, and Peter Dinsdale of the National Association of Friendship Centres, this APRC, like those before it, brought researchers, policy-makers, and the Aboriginal community together to make connections, hear about leading research, and learn together.

Volume X focuses on issues surrounding voting, governance, and research methodology. Part one includes papers on Aboriginal involvement in federal elections, the link between taxation and good governance, and First Nations financial institutions. Part two includes papers on the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute and community-driven research in remote First Nations.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Voting and Governance

  • 1. Explaining Aboriginal Turnout in Federal Elections, Allison Harell, Dimitrios Panagos, and J. Scott Matthews
  • 2. Mapping the Legal Consciousness of First Nations Voters, Dr Lesley A. Jacobs
  • 3. In Praise of Taxes, John Graham and Jodi Bruhn
  • 4. Finding the Keys to Unlock Successful Aboriginal Community Governance, Michael Limerick
  • 5. International Perspectives on First Nations Land Tenure Reform, Jamie Baxter and Michael Trebilcock
  • 6. Sortir des sentiers battus, Jean-François Savard, Madeleine Moreau, and Michelle Jacob
  • 7. Self-Government Agreements and Canadian Courts, Stephen M. McGilligan
  • 8. Strategic Risks and Opportunities for First Nations Financial Institutions, Tom Cooper and Ulnooweg Development Group
Part 2. Research Methodology
  • 9. Reclaiming First Nations Research, Brian Walmark
  • 10. Traditional Knowledge, Sustainable Forest Management, and Ethical Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples, Deborah McGregor
  • 11. Reconnaître, valoriser et transmettre, Élisabeth Kaine
  • 12. Searching Together: A Model for Community-Driven Research in Remote First Nations, Judy Finlay, Anna Nagy, and Connie Gray-McKay
  • 13. Sisters In Spirit Research Framework, Jennifer King

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Jerry P. White serves as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) at the University of Western Ontario and is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International). He has written and co-written twelve books on health care and Aboriginal policy.

Dan Beavon
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Dan Beavon is director of the Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He has worked in policy research for twenty years and manages an Aboriginal research program that focuses on a variety of issues, including increasing the amount and quality of strategic information available to the policy process.

Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She also works as a Research Associate with the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International).

Peter Dinsdale

Peter Dinsdale has worked with Aboriginal people and organizations in the urban environment at the local, regional, and national levels to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people. He is also executive director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC).