"The purpose of this paper is to highlight background information on the opportunities and challenges associated with Aboriginal participation in major resource development. The focus is on major resource projects in energy (oil, gas and hydro) and mining sectors in Canada.
"Using case examples of how Canadian companies are working with Aboriginal businesses, this report provides evidence of existing and emerging Aboriginal economic strengths that are relevant to Canada’s business community. The discussion is advanced to paint a meaningful and robust picture of the opportunities available to business through the development of relationships with Aboriginal businesses, customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Aboriginal economic performance and potential provide both opportunities and risks for Canadian business."
National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB)
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"The objective of this Report is to support to the Government’s commitment to ensuring that Aboriginal peoples are full partners in the Canadian economy, share fully in economic opportunities and achieve economic success that benefits Aboriginal people and all Canadians. The recommendations set out in the Report have been developed by the Board at a number of meetings held between January, 2008 and January, 2009. The Report
addresses Aboriginal economic development in its broadest sense."
"The Plenary provides a forum for members of the Aboriginal community, Federal representatives, Provincial representatives, members of the private sector and other JEDI partners to network and share information. It is also an opportunity to review and receive updates on other economic development initiatives that are occurring in the province."
"JEDI achieves this goal by fostering unique partnerships. These efforts have resulted in one-of-a kind relationships with community Economic Development Officers (EDOs) in each First Nations community in New Brunswick as well as representatives of key organizations and businesses. JEDI seeks to bring people together to achieve tangible results. Some of the ways JEDI does this includes: The JEDI Plenary; Communications; Networking Opportunities; Facilitating Meetings Regarding Economic Development Opportunities".