Ethics & Responsibility

Anderson, Robert B. and Robert M. Bone (2006) “INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABLILITY: Corporations and Aboriginal People and the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline.” THE JOURNAL OF ABORIGINAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Volume 5/NO. 1/, Pg 26-39

Aboriginal business organizations formed out of comprehensive land claim agreements are leading the way by taking an active role in the market economy.  Even more impressive, the Inuvialuit, Sahtu and the Gwichi’im, all of whom have settled their land claims, are part of the Aboriginal Pipeline Group (APG) that has a one-third share in the natural gas pipeline associated with the Mackenzie Gas Project. [M]

Bedell, Anita (2009) “The Sun Shines Brightly on T’Sou-ke First Nation.” 

In a small First Nations community on Vancouver Island, energy meters are spinning backwards. As the sun beats down on the new solar panel installation that the T’Sou‑ke First Nation built, so much clean energy is being produced that there’s enough to power the entire community and sell a surplus back to BC Hydro. [FN]

Mason, Aldene Helen Meis, Robert B Anderson and Leo-Paul Dana (2012) “Inuit Culture and Opportunity Recognition for Commercial Caribou Harvests in the Bioeconomy.” Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 6 Issue: 3

Subscription Needed.  This case study explored a) the affect of Canadian Inuit culture on recognizing opportunities from caribou when participating in the bio economy and b) decision making and benefit sharing considerations for Inuit partnerships arising from the northern bio economy. [I]

McIntosh, William K. (2005) “Building Sustainable Relationships:  A Compendium of Leadership Practices in ABORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY.”

On February 8-9, 2005, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) hosted the Building Sustainable Relationships: Aboriginal Engagement and Sustainability Conference, collaboration between CBSR and leaders from industry, Aboriginal communities, government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The conference focused on Aboriginal engagement in the context of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Canada’s natural resources sectors, particularly the mining, oil and gas, forestry, and energy industries.  Conference participants were witness to 11 case studies on best practices in business/Aboriginal partnerships as well as presentations on several tools for Aboriginal engagement. [FN]

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (2012) “M’Chigeeng First Nation’s ground-breaking success story.”

This group aims to act as a catalyst and promoter of community economic development and increased self-reliance. Some of the objectives for M’Chigeeng, Ontario include: becoming a leader in sustainable development in the renewable energy sector and establishing a new self-generation community wind turbine development initiative to generate additional income for M’Chigeeng First Nation. [FN]


The following will examine Indigenous values and consider how these concepts can relate to business management.  Two case studies of Manitoba-based Indigenous women’s business enterprises demonstrate these values in action.  The success in practice within two distinct industries is inspiring with Pat Turner in the tucking and construction industry and Lisa Meeches in communications. [FN]


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