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Akwesasne Water Treatment Facility: Clean Water in the Land where the Partridge Drums [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

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

“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.”

An Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada, AFOA]

Publisher: 
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."

Rebuilding First Nations: Tools, Traditions and Relationships [Simon Fraser University, SFU]

Publisher: 
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Year of publication: 
2002

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.

The use of joint ventures to accomplish Aboriginal economic development: two examples from British Columbia [International Journal of the Commons]

Publisher: 
International Journal of the Commons
Year of publication: 
2010

"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.

Section 6: Environmental Assessment Basics [Native Women's Association of Canada, NWAC]

Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

"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)."

Orientation to the Occupation of Aboriginal Economic Development Officer [Canadian Council for the Advancement of Development Officers, CANDO]

Publisher: 
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Development Officers
Year of publication: 
2012

"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."

Aquatic Resources [Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate, MAARS]

Publisher: 
Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate (MAARS)
Year of publication: 
2012

"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."

Unama’kik Jakejue’ka’timk Food, Social, and Ceremonial Lobster Fishery Management Plan for Unama’ki 2007–2008 [Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, UINR]

Publisher: 
Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR)
Year of publication: 
2007

"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)."

The First Nations Perspective on American Eel population in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec and Northern New Brunswick [Gespe'gewqag Mi'gmaq Resource Council, GMRC]

Publisher: 
Gespe'gewqag Mi'gmaq Resource Council (GMRC)
Year of publication: 
2012

"""The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to an important
relationship between the American Eel and the Mi’gmaw
people."""

Perceptions OF American Eel Habitat in Gespe’Gewa’Gi [Gespe'gewqag Mi'gmaq Resource Council, GMRC]

Publisher: 
Gespe'gewqag Mi'gmaq Resource Council (GMRC)
Year of publication: 
2012

"The Gespe’gewag Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) in New Brunswick was concerned that First Nations groups were not consulted prior to the listing of the eel and decided to undertake research of eel populations and traditional knowledge with participating communities, Listuguj First Nation, Eel River Bar First Nation, Pabineau First Nation. This study involved Mi’gmaw people, primarily elders, in identifying past locations of key eel fishing grounds and habitat, any major migration barriers, knowledge of population size and reasons for population changes."

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