APC Media Release- Federal Budget 2019

Atlantic Chiefs 2019 federal budget raises both hope and concern for First Nation Communities in Atlantic Canada


Deepest Condolences to the family and friends of Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy


For Immediate Release – December 4, 2017


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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.


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


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). 


Preliminary Report: Corporate Structuring For Atlantic First Nations Water Authority

Reports & Publications

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

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: 


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).