As environmental opposition threatens their royalties and jobs, many First Nations have teamed up with the petroleum industry.
aboriginal property rights
Westbank took investment decisions away from chief and council and gave them to a more independent board.
Saskatchewan urban reserves have been very entrepreneurial and ambitious.
Alberta and Manitoba have the highest percentage of on-reserve homes in need of major repair.
First Nations people on reserve are unable to earn equity on their home or sell their land to whomever they choose.
Back in 1950, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development spent $922 per registered “Indian.” As of 2012, the renamed Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada spent $9,056 per registered First Nations person.