Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 3 - Moving Forward, Making a Difference

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume III

Moving Forward, Making a Difference

By: Jerry P. White, Susan Wingert, Dan Beavon, and Paul Maxim (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research, Volume III offer a portion of the original papers presented at the second Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2006.

ISBN 978-1-55077-162-6
Edition First
Year 2006
Page Count 348

$ 36.95


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, the conference promoted interaction between researchers, policy-makers, and Aboriginal peoples. It expanded knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic determinants of Aboriginal well-being, and sought to identify and facilitate the means by which this knowledge may be translated into effective policies.

Volume III begins with a look at education and employment transitions, followed by issues of socio-economic well-being, and concludes with some international research.

Table of Contents

Part One: Education and Employment Transitions

  • The Determinants of Employment Among Aboriginal Peoples, Coryse Ciceri and Katherine Scott
  • School Completion and Workforce Transitions among Urban Aboriginal Youth, Paul Maxim and Jerry White
  • Culture-sensitive Mathematics: The Walpole Island Experience, Anthony N. Ezeife
  • A New Approach to Understanding Aboriginal Educational Outcomes: The Role of Social Capital, Jerry White, Nicholas Spence, and Paul Maxim
  • Aboriginal Occupational Gap: Causes and Consequences Costa Kapsalis

Part Two: Dimensions of Socio-Economic Well-Being
  • Responding to Climate Change in Nunavut: Policy Recommendations, James Ford and Johanna Wandel
  • Policies and Practices Affecting Aboriginal Fathers Involvement with their Children, Jessica Ball and Ron George
  • Building Governance Capacity: The Case of Potable Water in First Nations Communities, John Graham and Evlyn Fortier
  • A Glass Half Empty: Drinking Water in First Nations Communities, Sarah N. Morales
  • Inuit Research Comes to the Fore, Robert M. Bone
  • Aboriginal Languages in Canada: Trends and Perspectives on Maintenance and Revitalization, Mary Jane Norris
Part Three: International Research
  • Introduction to International Research: Internalization, Elsa Stamatopoulou and Eric Guimond
  • Natural Resource Management and Indigenous Well-Being, Brenda Dyack and Romy Greiner
  • Towards a Maori Statistics Framework, Whetu Wereta and Darin Bishop
  • The Impact of Australian Policy Regimes on Indigenous Population Movement: Evidence from the 2001 Census, John Taylor
  • Indigenous People of Norther Siberia: Human Capital, Labour Market Participation, and Living Standards, Zemfira Kalugina, Svetlana Soboleva, and Vera Tapilina

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Professor White is now Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) in Social Science with responsibilities for graduate affairs, strategic planning, and in the development of policy and review processes across the faculty, including both interdisciplinary activities and Aboriginal affairs. He is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium and has authored several books on Aboriginal policy.

Susan Wingert
University of Western Ontario

Susan Wingert is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She is also a Research Associate with the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium.

Paul Maxim
University of Western Ontario

Paul Maxim is Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario. He is co-director of the First Nations Cohesion Project at Western and co-author of Aboriginal Conditions: The Research Foundations of Public Policy (UBC Press, 2003).