Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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“See how the small community of mostly Mik'maq band members in the remote coastal town of Conne River in Newfoundland has taken on the mandate of turning the reserve into an economic self sufficient entity guided by traditional native values to enhance the cultural, social and spiritual aspects of its people. Miawpukek First Nation has gone from being poor and isolated with high unemployment to a strong and vibrant community with nearly 100% employment.”
The purpose of the Miawpukek First Nations Investment portfolio is to develop an investment strategy for the Miawpukek First Nation and to foster partnerships between Miawpukek First Nation and non-Aboriginal Private, Governmental, and Corporate sectors of Local, Provincial, National and International levels.
Miawpukek is the traditional Mi’kmaw name for our community. “Miawpukek” is used as the name of the community in most documents produced by Miawpukek First Nation Government. Documents produced elsewhere most often uses “Conne River”. The name means “Middle River”.