ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FROM CANADA'S PROPOSED MACKENZIE GAS PIPELINE (SUMMARY)Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
AbstractNorth American Indigenous groups and communities vary greatly in terms of willingness, readiness and approaches for entrepreneurship and economic development in the global economy (Wuttunee, 2004 & 2007; Cornell and Kalt, 1992 & 2003; Adamson and King, 2002; Peredo et al 2004; Anderson et al, 2007). This case study examined Indigenous perspectives of sustainable entrepreneurship and economic development in relation to the proposed $16.2 billion 12,220-km Mackenzie Gas Pipeline which would connect the Mackenzie Delta to the Alberta Tar Sands. The route would cross traditional lands of four Northwest Territories (NWT) Indigenous groups: Inuvialuit, Gwich’in, Sahtu Dene & Deh Cho. Three had achieved self-government with ownership of lands and resources and funds for economic development; but with this came responsibility to protect the sustainability of their lands, resources, people, communities and environment. The fourth group was negotiating a land claim with the Canadian government.
Citation InformationAldene H. Meis Mason, Leo-Paul Dana and Robert B. Anderson. "ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FROM CANADA'S PROPOSED MACKENZIE GAS PIPELINE (SUMMARY)" (2009)
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