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For-benefit corporations and urban Indigenous community economic development: a case study of the Métis Economic Development Organization (MEDO) in Manitoba, Canada

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dc.contributor.supervisor Bridgman, Rae (City Planning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Paradis, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T13:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T13:05:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32561
dc.description.abstract Despite long standing efforts at income assistance and community development, the income gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians continues to grow (Adelson, 2005, p. 53). Indigenous people are also overrepresented in the “poorer populations” of Canada’s urban communities (Peters & Walker, 2005). This research is a case study of the Métis Economic Development Organization (MEDO), a Winnipeg-based For-Benefit company designed to support the Métis community in Manitoba, Canada through its elected government, the Manitoba, Métis Federation (MMF). Given that Winnipeg has the largest Métis population in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2013b), this research highlights MEDO’s place within the spectrum of approaches to urban Indigenous community economic development. Through participant interviews, a narrative is presented which emphasizes the challenges in overcoming (and embracing) certain stereotypes, a strong separation between business and government, and the role planners may have in fostering a healthy environment where for-benefit enterprises may flourish and empower urban Indigenous people in Winnipeg, MB. en_US
dc.subject Métis en_US
dc.subject Metis en_US
dc.subject For-benefit en_US
dc.subject Benefit corp en_US
dc.subject Benefit corporation en_US
dc.subject Urban Indigenous community economic development en_US
dc.subject Urban Aboriginal en_US
dc.subject Urban aboriginal community economic development en_US
dc.subject Urban Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Urban Planning en_US
dc.subject CED en_US
dc.subject City Planning en_US
dc.subject Community economic development en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject MEDO en_US
dc.subject MMF en_US
dc.subject Fourth economic sector en_US
dc.subject Fourth sector en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg en_US
dc.subject Economic development en_US
dc.subject Economic en_US
dc.subject Self-sufficiency en_US
dc.subject Self-sustainability en_US
dc.subject Self-determination en_US
dc.subject Self determination en_US
dc.subject Self sufficiency en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title For-benefit corporations and urban Indigenous community economic development: a case study of the Métis Economic Development Organization (MEDO) in Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Milgrom, Richard (City Planning) Wuttunee, Wanda (Native Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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