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Our newsroom is your source for the latest news and developments about the NAEDB. In this section you will find news releases and background materials from the NAEDB as well as links to media stories about the work of the NAEDB, Board members and our partners.

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Dec

11

2017

Expanding the Circle: Métis Economic Reconciliation

On Wednesday, November 8 at the University of Winnipeg, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), in partnership with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Public Policy Forum (PPF), presented Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Can Mean for the Métis Nation and Canada. Economic reconciliation means ensuring that Indigenous Peoples are not…

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Dec

7

2017
The Board Welcomes Back Chief Clarence Louie

The Board Welcomes Back Chief Clarence Louie

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board is pleased to welcome back Chief Clarence Louie, Chief, Osoyoos Indian Band, who has been appointed as Chairperson to the Board. Chief Clarence Louie believes that socio-economic development is a prerequisite for First Nation self-reliance and will facilitate a return to our working culture – the self-supporting lifestyle of our ancestors. Chief Clarence Louie was first elected to the…

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Nov

22

2017
Chief Terrance Paul and Chief Clarence Louie Join the Order of Canada

Chief Terrance Paul and Chief Clarence Louie Join the Order of Canada

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board would like to extend its most heartfelt congratulations to Chief Terrance Paul and Chief Clarence Louie for being named to the Order of Canada. Chief Terrance Paul was awarded the Order of Canada in November 2017. He has served as Chief of the Membertou First Nation for the past 33 years, winning 16 band elections. He was recognized for…

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Nov

2

2017

Letter to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on Third-Party Management

Recently, a third-party manager was accused of diverting millions from the Kashechewan First Nation, one of Canada’s most impoverished First Nations. In light of this abuse, the Board wishes to reiterate that the existing Default Management and Prevention Policy hurts the communities it is supposed to help because it increases financial hardship on reserve and does nothing to build financial capacity or financial literacy. Our…

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Sep

13

2017
Recommendations Report on Improving Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Recommendations Report on Improving Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Our most recent report, Recommendations Report on Improving Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, is based on a study that Waterstone Strategies recently produced for our Board. The Waterstone Strategies report, entitled First Nations and Inuit Access to Capital for Economic Development, Business and Infrastructure: A Quantitative Assessment of the Access and the Gaps, assessed the characteristics of the gap between First Nation…

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Sep

13

2017
The NAEDB Publishes its Annual Report for 2016-2017

The NAEDB Publishes its Annual Report for 2016-2017

Ottawa, Ontario – 13 September 2017 – The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) released its 2016-2017 Annual Report today. The Board achieved a number of important milestones this year which have contributed to ensuring that federal policies and programs are well aligned with the goals of fostering the economic growth of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. Key highlights from the Board’s work in…

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Sep

13

2017
Statement on the 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP

Statement on the 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP

Ten years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The National Aboriginal Economic Board congratulates the Government of Canada for now fully supporting the declaration without qualification. The Board acknowledges the recent steps taken by the Government of Canada to implement UNDRIP; however, much work remains to be done to achieve the goals outlined…

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Apr

6

2017
Recommendations for improving First Nations access to Indian Moneys

Recommendations for improving First Nations access to Indian Moneys

In June 2015, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples recommended that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada convene a national roundtable with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board and other First Nations organizations to explore ways to facilitate First Nations access to Indian moneys. In response to this recommendation the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board held the Roundtable on First Nations Access to Indian Moneys…

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Jan

19

2017
What Additions to Reserve mean for First Nations and for Canada

What Additions to Reserve mean for First Nations and for Canada

New report identifies best practices in the Additions to Reserve process The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) is proud to release our latest publication, Additions to Reserve: Lessons Learned from First Nations. The report profiles the experiences of nine First Nation communities across Canada with the Additions to Reserve Process. Background Additions to Reserve (ATRs) are an important part of the federal government’s efforts…

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Jan

4

2017
The NAEDB on the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The NAEDB on the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples and to move forward on a path of reconciliation based on recognition of rights, respect, and partnership by implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada directly addresses a dark…

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