Community-led development is an approach to tackling local problems that is taking hold throughout the world. This paper explores the concept and practice of the approach as it applies to First Nations communities in Canada. It briefly identifies ten core principles that comprise the basis for community-led development, summarizes selected examples in Canada and elsewhere in the world and highlights lessons from Aboriginal community-led development. It concludes with a series of recommendations to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada regarding the support of this approach.
ISBN – 1-55382-553-5