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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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Apr

19

2017
Seeking applications for Chair and Board member positions

Seeking applications for Chair and Board member positions

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country for Chair and Board member positions with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB): Comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business and community leaders from across Canada, the Board helps governments to respond to the unique needs and circumstances of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Board also…

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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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Jan

4

2017
Statement from the NAEDB on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement from the NAEDB on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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 with reconciliation based on recognition of rights, respect, and partnership with Indigenous peoples. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) sets out a standard to be achieved in the spirit of partnership and mutual respect…

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Nov

22

2016
Without equal economic opportunities, there can be no reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians

Without equal economic opportunities, there can be no reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board shows that improving education, training and employment outcomes would generate billions of dollars in return Ottawa, ON – Closing the significant opportunity gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians will annually boost Canada’s GDP by $27.7 billion or 1.5% is the main conclusion of a report released today by the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. The report, Reconciliation: Growing Canada’s Economy…

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Nov

21

2016
National Reconciliation: The $27.7 Billion Argument for Ending Economic Marginalization

National Reconciliation: The $27.7 Billion Argument for Ending Economic Marginalization

Op-Ed by Dawn Madahbee Leach and Chief Terrance Paul On December 14, 2015, on the occasion of the release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, made the following statement: “…we will, in partnership with Indigenous communities, the provinces, territories, and other vital partners, fully implement the Calls to Action of the Truth…

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Mar

7

2016
The NAEDB Identifies Economic Development as a Foundational Element to Achieve Reconciliation in their 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

The NAEDB Identifies Economic Development as a Foundational Element to Achieve Reconciliation in their 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

Ottawa, ON – During their last quarterly meeting held in February, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) formally adopted their 2016-2019 Strategic Plan setting out a broad forward agenda for their work. Through advice and recommendations to the Government of Canada, the Board’s work will aim to engage urban, rural and remote Indigenous communities alike in developing policy recommendations that respond to the circumstances…

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Mar

1

2016
Pictured: Darlene Bernard, Dr. Marie Delorme, Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, Chief Terrance Paul, Dawn Madahbee, Dr. Ruth Williams, Minister Bennett, 
Adam Fiddler, Minister Tootoo, Minister Wilson-Raybould, Chief Clarence Louie, Sharon Stinson Henry

The NAEDB Calls for Increased Investment in Indigenous Economic Development

Ottawa, ON – The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) is calling for increased investment in Indigenous economic development and highlighted this during a meeting with federal Ministers Bennett, Wilson-Raybould, and Tootoo. The Board’s work and research has shown that investment in Indigenous peoples and communities results in real contributions to the national GDP and improved regional economies throughout Canada. The Board made a number…

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Jan

29

2016
Closing the Gap: The NAEDB urges the federal government to invest in Northern infrastructure

Closing the Gap: The NAEDB urges the federal government to invest in Northern infrastructure

Op-Ed by Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, Member of the NAEDB Increased spending on infrastructure can’t come soon enough for Northern and Indigenous communities, where infrastructure endowment is among the poorest in the country. The lack of adequate infrastructure in the North – including port facilities, runways, roads, bridges, telecommunications, housing, and energy infrastructure – creates what is arguably the most significant barrier to community and economic…

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