"This paper explores economic development and entrepreneurship in an Aboriginal context. The paper begins with an overview of the socioeconomic circumstances of the Aboriginal people in Canada. It then goes on to consider the approach that Aboriginal people have developed to address these circumstances and the outcomes they have achieved. Throughout, the emphasis is on the role of entrepreneurship and land claims/treaty rights in the development process."
"The Aboriginal peoples of Canada stand in a different legal relationship to the fisheries than non-Aboriginal Canadians. They do so by virtue of a long history with the fisheries that precedes non-Aboriginal settlement in North America, and because of the constitutional entrenchment of Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canadian law.
Kwe and welcome to the governance section of our website. This section is intended to act as a resource on the subject of Mi'kmaq Governance in Nova Scotia. It provides a number of resource documents, videos and background materials. Many people have different opinions on what Mi'kmaq governance means; however, it is arguably the single most important issue in the development of Mi'kmaq Nationhood in Nova Scotia. This section also describes the approach taken by the Mi'kmaq political leadership on this important subject.
1725-1726: One of the first treaties between the Mi'kmaq and the European settlers was negotiated by the Penobscot in Boston on our behalf in 1725. This treaty, between the British, Mi'kmaq and Maliseet, was then ratified by many of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet villages at Annapolis Royal in 1726. It was the first of what are now known as treaties of peace and friendship with the British Crown in the Maritime Provinces.