In this course students will examine the fiscal and economic impacts on First Nations of existing or proposed resource projects within their territories. It also covers how First Nations can successfully negotiate agreements and mediate disputes to maximize the benefit of these agreements for their communities. Topics include an introduction to resource economics; fiscal and economic impacts of resource projects; environmental review of resource projects; and resource project interest-based negotiation and dispute resolution. The course incorporates examples and case studies of actual First Nation resource agreements and disputes. It culminates in a First Nation resource project negotiation simulation and role play.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Communications, Taxpayer Relations and Dispute Resolution or Service Agreements and Joint Contracts or Residential and Commercial Development on First Nations Lands or Investment Facilitation on First Nation Lands.
This is an on-campus class in Kamloops.
This is the sixth course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program