Atlantic Aboriginal Economy Building Strategy (AAEBS)

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The Atlantic Aboriginal Economy Building Strategy (AAEBS), also known as the “Chiefs’ Strategy,” helping to build prosperous, autonomous, and sustainable Nations.

There are four priorities for this strategy:  
1) To build the net worth of Aboriginal communities by increasing Aboriginal control of land, resources and property throughout Atlantic Canada.  
2) To strengthen Aboriginal Peoples businesses so that ownership, income, and employment from businesses are comparable to non-Aboriginal rates. 
3) To develop a skilled Aboriginal workforce that can fully participate in the regional economy.     

4) To establish and maintain sound baseline information on the Atlantic Aboriginal economy, that provides evidence of progress and opportunity.

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Fisheries and aquaculture activities generate over $100 million in revenues for First Nations and employ several thousand Indigenous persons on the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast, the North and inland.


APC Media Release - Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation

For Immediate Release – September 14, 2017
Atlantic Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over
Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one
year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the
quality of their drinking water, and this week, the community has been advised by Health Canada not
to drink the water, bathe in it or even wash clothes in it. To date, no clear action plan has been
committed and no funding confirmed to address these repeated water issues.


First Nations Clean Water Initiative - Atlantic Region Breakfast

On July 10, 2017, the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) held a breakfast meeting at Dalhousie University to discuss the First Nations Clean Water Initiative -Atlantic Region (FNCWI-AR) that aims to ensure safe drinking water for First Nations communities now, and for generations to come.