Students investigate topics related to Indigenous self-governance and economic development in Canada, New Zealand, United States and Australia. Topics include the economic rationale for implementing Indigenous government and jurisdiction ; the economic explanation for income differences for Indigenous groups and; the emerging Indigenous public sector; market failures and successes of First Nations & Indigenous communities; approaches to First Nations & Indigenous economic development; and Indigenous and other policy initiatives to improve Indigenous economies; and design Indigenous governments to support sustainable economies.
Successful completion of this course will enable students to:
- Discuss the First Nations public sector and its relationship with the other public sectors in Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia.
- Describe how economic theory can be applied to Indigenous economic development.
- Explain the economic rationale and feasibility for implementing Indigenous rights and title.
- Apply the concept of market failure to Indigenous economies.
- Compare and contrast the cost of doing business on and off Indigenous lands.
- Describe the economic explanations for income disparities among Indigenous groups in in Canada, New Zealand, United States and Australia.
- Discuss different approaches to build Indigenous governments that support and facilitate economic development.
Module 1: Introduction to Canadian Aboriginal Peoples and Their Communities
Module 2: Public Sector in Canada and Public Sector of First Nations
Module 3: Overview of First Nations Economies
Module 4: Introduction to Urban and Regional Economics
Module 5: How Markets Work and the Implications of Market Failure
Module 6: Economic Development on First Nations Lands
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
A computer with Internet access is required.
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To successfully complete the course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% on the final mandatory exam.
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Open Learning Faculty Member Information
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