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Author Slowey, Gabrielle A. (Gabrielle Ann), 1971-

Title Navigating neoliberalism : self-determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation / Gabrielle Slowey
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 98 pages) : maps
Contents 1. Meeting Mikisew -- 2. Neoliberalism now -- 3. Searching for self-determination -- 4. The politics of change -- 5. The economics of change -- 6. Transforming First Nations governance
Summary "What happens to a First Nation after the successful negotiation of a land claim? Navigating Neoliberalism argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination. And in a globalizing world, new opportunities for indigenous governance may transform socioeconomic well-being." "Gabrielle Slowey studies the development of First Nations governance in health, education, economic development, and housing. What emerges is a theoretical and empirical case study of one First Nation, the Mikisew Cree, as it navigates its way through neoliberalism. Contrary to the popular belief that First Nations suffer in an age of state retrenchment, privatization, and decentralization, Slowey finds that the current political and economic climate can be an opportunity for greater autonomy and well-being."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-91) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cree Indians -- Alberta -- Economic conditions.
Cree Indians -- Alberta -- Government relations.
Cree Indians -- Alberta -- Politics and government.
Neoliberalism -- Alberta.
Neoliberalism -- Canada.
Self-determination, National -- Canada.
Mikisew Cree First Nation.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008399150
ISBN 0774855894 (electronic bk.)
9780774855891 (electronic bk.)