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TURNING ON THE TAPS OF INVESTMENT FLOW [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
Fiscal Realities Economists
Year of publication: 
2000

The costs of doing business on First Nations’ land are high for a variety of reasons. A multi-faceted approach will be required to turn on the taps of investment flow. The table below describes some of the projects, processes and institutions that are working to lower the costs of doing business on First Nation land.

Turning on the Taps of Investment Flow

Osoyoos Indian Band: "We have so many opportunities here; I think that is the greatest success” [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“Situated in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, the Osoyoos Indian Band has a strong vision for its future, which it is realizing through initiatives in agriculture, eco-tourism, and commercial, industrial and residential developments. The combination of rich agricultural land and desert tracts provides ideal conditions for many of the Band's businesses, most notably their vineyards and winery.”

Sharing Canada's Prosperity - A Hand Up, Not a Handout [Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples]

Publisher: 
Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
Year of publication: 
2007

"Aboriginal people share a common commitment to address the economic challenges facing their communities. Though not widely recognized, many communities throughout the country are beginning to experience economic success in areas ranging from small business development to larger scale commercial projects. Aboriginal people can, and have, succeeded on “their own terms”, adapting mainstream business practices to their own strongly held values and cultures. For complex reasons, others continue to struggle.

Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories [University of British Columbia Press, UBCPress]

Publisher: 
University of British Columbia Press (UBCPress)
Year of publication: 
2008

"In the late nineteenth century, to the alarm of government conservationists, the North American plains bison population collapsed. Yet large herds of other big game animals still roamed the Northwest Territories, and Aboriginal people depended on them for food and clothing. Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists over three big game species: the wood bison, the muskox, and the caribou.

Torngat Joint Fisheries Board [Nunatsiavut Government]

Publisher: 
Torngat Secretariat
Year of publication: 
2010

"The Torngat Joint Fisheries Board is the primary body making recommendations to the Minister on the conservation of species or stocks of Fish, species of Aquatic Plants and Fish Habitat in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.
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Inuit Harvesting Rights [Nunatsiavut Government]

Publisher: 
2012
Year of publication: 
2012

"The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement sets out Inuit fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering rights in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area (LISA) and makes specific provisions for those who live outside of LISA. Harvesting issues are managed by the Renewable Resources division."

Minigoo Fisheries - History [Minigoo Fisheries]

Publisher: 
Minigoo Fisheries
Year of publication: 
2012

"The Minigoo story begins thousands of years ago, before European settlement of North America, when the ancestors of today's Mi'kmaq people came in their ocean going canoes to harvest shellfish and lobster from the shallow bays and harbours of Prince Edward Island. "

Issues Scan of Selected Coastal and Oceans Areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, East and Northeast Coast of Newfoundland and Coastal Labrador [Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, NL-DFA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NL-DFA)
Year of publication: 
2008

"The report includes the results of a literature and document review specifically related to coastal and ocean management in the study area. A list of all organizations and individuals contacted is provided"

Fishing Industry Renewal [Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, NL-DFA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NL-DFA)
Year of publication: 
2009

"The Canada/Newfoundland Fishing Industry Renewal (FIR) Strategy was announced on April 12, 2007. The goal of the Fishing Industry Renewal initiative is to develop an integrated “Ocean to Plate” policy framework and industry restructuring strategy to support the industry “to adapt to changing resource and market conditions"

Aquaculture Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program [Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, NL-DFA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NL-DFA)
Year of publication: 
2012

"The objective of the program is to assist in increasing production of commercial aquaculture products in the province, from both hatcheries and marine sites, thereby increasing employment and spin-off opportunities in the processing, manufacturing, supply and service sectors, primarily in rural Newfoundland and Labrador."

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