The ASTIS database cites the following 5 publication(s) by Wanda Wuttunee. Publications are listed from newest to oldest. Please tell us about publications that are not yet cited in ASTIS.

Sustainable development and First Nations in Canada   /   Wuttunee, W.
(Canada and development : some internal and external aspects - proceedings of a seminar held at the Canadian Embassy, Dublin on 21 April 2001 under the auspices of The Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland and The Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies, National University of Ireland Dublin / Edited by H. O'Neill. ASCI occasional papers series, no. 3, 2002, p. 45-81)
ASTIS record 50161.
Languages: English

... This paper examines those economic development approaches that have been tried and those that have demonstrated results acceptable to the Aboriginal Community. It begins with a brief overview of historical approaches to economic development. This is followed by a discussion of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples' (RCAP) final recommendations in this regard. ... The intolerance of many scientists is acknowledged by their colleagues. ... intolerance exists 'toward knowledge and insights that originate outside institutionalized Western science. Scientists tend to dismiss understandings that do not fit their own' .... In this regard, Aboriginal philosophers and academics are raising interesting questions. Does the term 'sustainable development' mean anything to Aboriginal peoples? What is traditional ecological knowledge and how can it be shared? Again, it comes back to issues of relevance and control. In the past, non-Aboriginal academics and scientists brought their unique world views as they tried to understand and interpret the Aboriginal reality. Now some Aboriginal authors share their personal perspectives and experiences that shape answers to these questions from their distinctive Aboriginal world views. ... As Aboriginal scholars and researchers contribute to the area of community economic development from a foundation of respect for all life, it provides Aboriginal leaders and community members with information that has been lacking. This information may guide them in their policy-setting and economic development strategies that are relevant to their values and beliefs. Those approaches that elders, teachers and helpers have participated in developing, increase credibility, accuracy and support. Aboriginal approaches may be used by the broader community, as quality of life for future generations is addressed. ... I submit that Aboriginal wisdom, tradition, and spirituality have meaningful roles in determining our future path. Aboriginal peoples, marginalized and disenfranchised, are still determining their place and role in economic development. Strategies for improving their contribution to the economy have the potential to make significant contributions to their own communities and to the mainstream economy. Research by Aboriginal scholars is bringing alternatives to the forefront, thus improving the quality of recommendations, most especially for the future economic development plans of the Aboriginal peoples themselves. ... (Au)

T, R, S, V, J
Acculturation; Colonialism; Community development; Economic development; Education; Elders; Environmental protection; Government; Government regulations; History; Housing; Indian reserves; Inuit; Metis; Native land claims; Native peoples; Quality of life; Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples; Self-determination; Social change; Social conditions; Socio-economic effects; Subsistence; Sustainable economic development; Traditional knowledge; Traditional native spirituality; Welfare


In business for ourselves : northern entrepreneurs : fifteen case studies of successful small northern businesses   /   Wuttunee, W.A.
Calgary, Alta. : Arctic Institute of North America ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992.
xiv, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN 0-7735-0935-6
Also published in the McGill-Queen's Native and northern series as publication no. 8.
ASTIS record 33224.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

In Business for Ourselves is the first book of case studies to focus exclusively on small businesses in the Canadian north. Wanda Wuttunee profiles fifteen businesses operating successfully in northern Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. She provides concrete examples of decisions made in the process of starting a business, highlights the challenges and benefits of being one's own boss, and explores the impact a new venture may have on personal and family life. For the most part the cases are presented in the words of the entrepreneurs themselves - many of them Native people. These personal accounts complement the technical information available from accountants, bankers, and economic development officers. ... It will have a general appeal to readers interested in the North and its residents. ... (Au)

R, T
Biographies; Businesses; Cooperatives; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic feasibility; Marketing; Native peoples; Sustainable economic development

G0812, G0811, G0813, G0822
Alberta, Northern; N.W.T.; Nunavut; Yukon

Coping with the cash : a financial review of four northern land claims settlements with a view to maximizing economic opportunities from the next generation of claim settlements in the Northwest Territories   /   Arctic Institute of North America. Sustainable Development Research Group   Robinson, M.P.   Dickerson, M.O.   Van Camp, J.   Wuttunee, W.A.   Pretes, M.   Binder, L.N.   Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly. Special Committee on the Northern Economy [Sponsor]
[Yellowknife, N.W.T.] : Culture & Communications, 1989.
x, 133 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
ISBN 0-7708-5819-8
Summary in English and Inuktitut.
ASTIS record 29394.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... In this report the authors have gathered information on four settled land claims: the Alaska Native Claims Settlement (1971), the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (1975), which rolls two claims into one agreement, and the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1984). In each of the above case studies we have attempted to present summaries of how the cash compensation was received, how the beneficiaries (the Native people who benefitted from each settlement) defined eligibility in their settlement, how governing structures were created, and how investments were made and economic activity was generated. We have also investigated problems associated with the chosen investment strategies and proposed ways for the next generation of beneficiaries to maximize their investment opportunities. In this way we have approached the Special Committee on the Northern Economy's request from the grassroots up. We think the best way to understand the impact of the settlement of land claims on the N.W.T.'s economy is first to understand the impact of different investment strategies on the beneficiaries themselves. By comparing the investment performance achieved by the four claims groups studies, we have set the stage for defining the optimum investment strategy for the Dene/Metis and Tungavik Federation of Nunavut beneficiaries. ... (Au)

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Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971; Community development; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Employment; Inuvialuit Final Agreement, 1984; James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 1975; Native development corporations; Native land claims; Native peoples; Standard of living

G0812, G07, G0811, G0815, G03, G06, G0813, G0826
Alaska; Inuvialuit Settlement Region waters, N.W.T./Yukon; Inuvialuit Settlement Region, N.W.T./Yukon; Nouveau-Québec; Nunavut

Investment strategies for northern cash windfalls : learning from the Alaskan experience   /   Robinson, M.P.   Pretes, M.   Wuttunee, W.
(Arctic, v. 42, no. 3, Sept. 1989, p. 265-276, ill., map)
ASTIS record 29332.
Languages: English
Web: doi:10.14430/arctic1665
Libraries: ACU

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) and the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund (1976) provided Native and non-Native Alaskans with two means of trust capital investment. To date Native Alaskans have largely chosen a strategy of investment in local established and/or new businesses, while the Permanent Fund has pursued a portfolio management strategy. Both investment means were examined against their stated ends (for the former: profit, social responsibility and cultural preservation; for the latter: savings, profit, and dividend distribution). It is concluded that business risk investment in an isolated and remote northern state characterized by economic reliance on externally controlled business cycles is inherently risky and that a strategy of international portfolio management has paid far superior dividends. Given that the current situation in the Canadian North (two Northern Accord agreements-in-principle and the Dene/Metis and Yukon Comprehensive Land Claim agreements-in-principle achieved in 1988) parallels the situation in Alaska in the 1970s, the authors propose a strategy for the creation of a model developmental natural resource trust fund based on the best features of the Alaskan models. This model fund combines a portfolio management trust philosophy with the goal of sustainable economic development in the quest for northern fiscal autonomy. (Au)

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Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971; Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; Businesses; Economic conditions; Economic development; Economic policy; Government; Native development corporations; Native land claims; Native peoples; Natural resources; Risk assessment; Sustainable economic development

G06, G081
Alaska; Canadian Arctic

Competing goals and policies of Alaska's native regional corporations   /   Wuttunee, W.A.   Woodward, R. [Supervisor]
Calgary, Alta. : University of Calgary, 1988.
vii, 153 leaves ; 30 cm.
ISBN 0-315-50430-7
Thesis (M.B.A.) - University of Calgary, Dept. of Management, Calgary, Alta., 1988.
Bibliography: p. 115-117.
ASTIS record 34493.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This study fills a gap in the literature examining regional corporations which were formed through the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The U.S. Congress, which set up the corporations, and the regional corporation native shareholders, appear to have expectations regarding the regional corporations, ranging across a gamut of profit and non-profit-oriented goals. Several common profit-oriented objectives pursued by conventional corporations and objectives reflecting more socially responsible behavior are examined. The general question addressed by this study is what objectives and financial policies are actually pursued by corporate management in the early years of operations of eleven of Alaska's regional corporations. The study examines financial information for these corporations for the period 1974 through 1984 and seeks answers to three research questions. First, are these companies single or multi-objective organizations? Second, which goal or goals appears to be predominant during the study period? Finally, which financial policies seem to be most important in achieving the goals targeted by these corporations. The study begins with an examination of the historical financial performance of the regional corporations. Traditional indicators of financial performance over the study period are assessed. Then a utility theoretical framework is developed in order to examine priorities of sets of competing goals and financial policies. The multivariate technique of factor analysis is used to identify proxies for the models' goals and policies. Canonical correlation analysis is used to rank the priorities of goals and policies. This study finds that these regional corporations act predominantly as conventional corporations despite the socially-oriented expectations held by their shareholders. The corporations appear to concentrate on the single objective of sales growth over the study period while the goal of social responsibility as reflected by their education and training programs seems to have relatively little priority. Financial policies with canonical loadings of statistical significance during this period are financial leverage, investment and working capital policies. Certain legislative restrictions and/or their short operating history preclude regional corporations from having large amounts of retained earnings. Firms focusing on sales growth with these restrictions would be expected to finance their growth through debt. This would be recorded in a direct relationship between sales growth and financial leverage as is confirmed in the results of this study. (Au)

T, R
Businesses; Economic policy; Finance; Indians; Native development corporations; Native land claims; Social policy; Theses


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