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$1.6 Billion of Indigenous business revenue…and Growing Rapidly (+137% since 2012)

Highlighting Successful Atlantic Indigenous Businesses

Research conducted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business shows that Indigenous small business owners across Canada are growing in numbers and experiencing wide-spread success in terms of profitability and growth and in ways that go beyond the bottom-line. Nationally, the number of Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs is growing at five times the rate of self-employed Canadians overall. The research identifies the number, industry scope and geography of Atlantic Indigenous businesses and their economic contribution and provides actionable recommendations to inform and expand business growth.

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Atlantic Indigenous Labour Market Initiative: Preparing Today’s Youth for Future Employment

 

Workforce talent recruitment and retention is one of the most urgent issues facing the Atlantic region. In the next decade, the Canadian economy is expected to offer significant opportunities for employment. Those opportunities reflect both Canada’s emergence as a knowledge economy and the impact of retirement from the workforce of the baby boomer generation. An expectation exists that future demand for a skilled labour force will be serviced, in part, by an increasing Indigenous workforce. The research provides data to inform mobilization of the more favorable demography of Indigenous communities to positively influence their employment outcomes and, by doing so, improve labour market outcomes in the Atlantic region overall.

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Overview of NAFFIII

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.    

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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.
 
Briefing Note TITLE: First Nations Clean Water Initiative – Atlantic Region

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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.

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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). 

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Preliminary Report: Corporate Structuring For Atlantic First Nations Water Authority

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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.

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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: 

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Chiefs meeting with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna

On Wednesday, April 26, the APC arranged a meeting between Atlantic/Gaspé and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).  

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