To celebrate, promote and share
The Aboriginal Affairs Working Group-Aboriginal Economic Development website celebrates,promotes and shares the accomplishments and proven advancements in Aboriginal economic development. The website also provides useful information and issues affecting Aboriginal economic development.
The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) in New Brunswick has completed the New Brunswick Aboriginal Shipbuilding Engagement Strategy that will open doors to Aboriginal employment and business participation in the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This project was a partnership between JEDI and the Government of New Brunswick, Government of Canada, North Shore Micmac District Council, MAWIW, the St. John River Tribal Council, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, the New Brunswick Aerospace and Defence Association, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the New Brunswick Building and Construction Trades Council. All partners are now collaborating to implement the strategy.
Labrador aboriginal training partnership The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership (LATP) is a partnership between Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, NunatuKavut Community Council and Nalcor Energy-Lower Churchill Project with a mandate to oversee a comprehensive Training-to-Employment Plan that will prepare the Innu, Inuit and members of the NunatuKavut Community Council for employment opportunities created through resource development throughout Labrador. Other supporting partners include the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Departments of Education, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, and Human Resources, Labour and Employment, and the federal Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.