Problems With Development by Displacement, and the Potential for Self-generated Economic Development in Native Communities

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, economics, community development, cultural relevance, northern business, finance

Principal Investigator: Gardner, Peter (3)
Licence Number: 11167
Organization: Department of History and Political Economy, Royal Roads Military College
Licensed Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To investigate community development: how native people understand the concept of investment, both for conservation of wildlife and for business purposes and the types of social institutions which they believe would best support the wealth creating process needed to provide money income in the future;

Project Description: At the community level, the Researcher will investigate why economic development imposed through outside agencies may have failed in some communities. Native residents will be interviewed to determine whether they believe a social institution can evolve from their own culture which can effectively deal with the tradeoffs between sharing of income and profits and the need for saving and investment.