Aboriginal, Northern and Community Economic Development

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John Loxley

Year: 2010

John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher and scholar for over 30 years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and Aboriginal poverty. Loxley examines a number of possible approaches to economic development, placing each within a broader theoretical and policy perspective, and considering its growth potential and class impact. Accessible and theoretically sophisticated, the book blends international development theory with northern Canadian and Aboriginal realities. It includes an important chapter on traditional Aboriginal values and culture and their relationship to the land.


  1. The Aboriginal Concept of Stewardship and Enoughness
  2. Alternative Strategies of Community Economic Development
  3. Strategies Advocated by Native People
  4. Casinos as an Economic Development Strategy
  5. The “Great Northern Plan”
  6. Manitoba:  The Dynamics of North-South Relations
  7. Aboriginal Economic Development in Winnipeg
  8. Financing Community Economic Development in Winnipeg
  9. The State of Community Economic Development in Winnipeg
  10. Why Native Businesses Fail and How Agencies Contribute
  11. The Role of Subsidies in CED
  12. Challenges and Opportunities
  13. Appendix I: Input-Output and Income Flow Analysis
  14. Appendix II: John Loxley – Practical Invovlement in Aboriginal, Northern and Community Economic Development

About the Author

John Loxley is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Manitoba.  He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada.  He is the winner of the 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics.

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