Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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“Using traditional knowledge to guide modern technology, the Akwesasne First Nation is a role model for other communities wishing to develop their own first class water treatment facility. Environmentally friendly in design the plant ensured that little disruption occurred to wildlife, fish and vegetation while providing clean drinking water to the members of the Akwesasne First Nation.”
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA)
"This course focuses on best practices and case studies in Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) and covers the history and evolution of CCP; exploring indigenous principles; and current models and insights from First Nations who have completed CCP."
The tools, traditions and relationships that it takes to re-build First Nations, to realize good governance, were the three key elements discussed at the Aboriginal Financial Management Association of B.C.- INAC conference on Governance and Accountability, held in Vancouver, June 10-11, 2002.
"Aboriginal economic development” differs from other forms of development by emphasizing aboriginal values and community involvement. Joint ventures, while providing business advantages, may not be able to contribute to aboriginal economic development. This paper examines two joint ventures in the interior of British Columbia to examine their ability or inability to contribute the extra dimensions of development desired by aboriginal communities.
"An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a process used to identify and mitigate the environmental effects a project may have on the environment before the project is carried out. It can also be referred to as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)."
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Development Officers
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"Understanding the occupations is increasingly important in order to understand the results or outcomes Aboriginal EDOs are responsible for – and the skills and knowledge they require in order to perform their jobs well. This interactive tool, "Orientation to the Occupation of Aboriginal Economic Development Officer” will provide a better understanding of the Aboriginal EDO occupation."
"The identification, knowledge, use and access of oceans aquatic resources by many oceans interests in the Maritime Region have a long history. Some aquatic fish and plant species are fished for commercial purposes: thousands of other aquatic life forms are still to be identified, their use and value to be understood, and access to be cautiously approached."
"The management plan is directed to the food, social, and ceremonial fishery for American lobster (jakej; Homarus americanus) that takes place along the eastern coast of Cape Breton and the inland waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes (Figure 1; LFAs 27-30 as defined in the 1985 Atlantic Fishery Regulations)."
"EFWC research is guided by knowledge from the elders and the need to better understand the status of traditionally harvested species. Elders and FSC (Food, Social and Ceremonial) fish harvesters are on the front lines and are often witness to environmental changes (e.g., changes in ice thickness, amount of precipitation), changes in abundance and distribution patterns (e.g., absence of herring spawning in areas that were once known to be productive)."