ERIC Number: ED026197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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The Indians and Metis of Northern Saskatchewan. A Report on Economic and Social Development.
Buckley, Helen; And Others
A 1960-63 research project surveyed cultural, social, and economic backgrounds of the primarily Metis and Treaty Indian populations of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Data were obtained through interviews and consultations with people living and working in the North; published and unpublished government reports and documents were also utilized. After examining governmental policies and their effects, and overall economic prospects for the region, a developmental plan was proposed which emphasized the need for (1) new skills and resources, (2) help for existing industries, and (3) the reorganization of all educational opportunities, especially adult and vocational training. Projected estimates of cost benefits involved larger than usual budgets for the North. If, however, there were no new programs forthcoming within the next 5 years, welfare costs would likely double. Appendices contain population data, program requirements, and a description of the proposed Northern development plan. (BR)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indians, Cultural Background, Disadvantaged, Economic Development, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Poverty, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Education, Social Development, Vocational Rehabilitation
Centre for Community Studies, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Centre for Community Studies, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan).