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.
APC Marks 25th Anniversary with historic signing of MOU with Ulnooweg
The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gathering on June 28th, 2017 that welcomed employees, Indigenous entrepreneurs, government officials, as well as business and academic partners. To mark this historic milestone APC and its long-standing partner, Ulnooweg Development Group, signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
This preliminary report discusses corporate structuring options for the perspective Atlantic First Nations Water Authority. The contents were presented at a facilitated session on May 24th, 2017. APC is welcoming your comments on this report. If you would like to share your ideas, please contact James MacKinnon at (902)-435-8021 or James.MacKinnon@apcfnc.ca
The document was developed for APC by Halifax Water in partnership Accelerator Inc.
Atlantic First Nations Housing Engagement Session Summary Report
On Feb 28 and March 1st, 2017, the Atlantic First Nations Housing and Infrastructure Network (AFNHIN) Housing Working Group and Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat hosted a regional gathering of First Nations housing stakeholders focused on housing reform. The overall purpose of the session was to:
On Tuesday April 11, 2017, APC Co-Chairs and the Executive Director met in Ottawa with members of the Atlantic Regional Liberal Caucus on APC’s key priorities. Members of Parliament from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador were all present, and most importantly, all indicated a desire to work closely with Chiefs to make change and support priorities.
Atlantic First Nations Housing Needs Assessment - Press Release
The purpose of the Atlantic First Nations Housing Needs Assessment (AFNHNA) was to identify housing challenges and needs for First Nations communities in the Atlantic Region. The AFNHNA represents a major milestone in the First Nations effort to more effectively account for the housing challenges in the region’s communities.
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Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office: A Model to Build On
In collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada, The Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat releases report highlighting critical success factors in establishing meaningful partnerships between Atlantic First Nations and governments and corporate sectors.
Media Release: Indigenous Economy in Atlantic Canada Exceeds $1 Billion in Annual Spending
The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) has completed a panprovincial assessment of the Atlantic Indigenous economy. The study titled, 1.14 Billion Strong: Indigenous Economic Performance in Atlantic Canada, consisted of collecting and analysing financial data from band operations throughout Atlantic Canada.