The Strategic Plan
We believe that long-term plans need to be grounded in guiding principles and a common vision.
The principles, endorsed by the Chiefs, have helped in the development of a common vision of success in the strategic plan, to build an aboriginal economy.
The Chiefs have outlined four major goal statements and priorities for the plan:
The plan also proposes new vehicles to properly carry out the full plan, and an implementation schedule to ensure ongoing accountability for progress.
Principles of this Strategy
The following are the guiding principles that underlie this strategy:
Our Vision for the Aboriginal Economy
"Our communities have strong, independent economies that generate wealth for our people, who are now self-reliant.
We have businesses in diversified sectors, and corporations come to us to develop partnerships that recognize First Nation lands, resources, and governance.
Our members are motivated to work, are increasingly educated and trained, and actively participate in ever higher paying jobs.
Our Aboriginal governments work together to negotiate appropriate resource arrangements and identify future opportunities, while ensuring the environmental and social health of our communities and protecting our basic rights."
For more information, download the full Atlantic Aboriginal Economy Building Strategy document.