Economic Resources and Community Development
ECONOMIC RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
Economic Resources and Community Development is a department unit within the First Nation. Within this department are the following programs:
· Natural Resources Unit
· Lands and Estates
· Capacity Development Office
· Utility Commission Office
· Employment and Training (Technology Centre)
· Job Development Office
· Housing Development Office
Funding is supportive from: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) which supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:
· improve their social well–being and economic prosperity;
· develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and
· participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development — to the benefit of all Canadians.
Background Information: (Economic Development Blueprint)
· June 29, 2009, Minister Strahl announced a new “Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development” that will focus the federal government's actions – from programs to legislation to partnerships – to increase the participation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the Canadian economy and improve economic actions for Aboriginal peoples in all parts of Canada.
· The Framework will maximize federal investments by: strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship; enhancing the value of Aboriginal assets; forging new and effective partnerships to maximize economic development opportunities; developing Aboriginal human capital; and better focusing the role of the Federal Government.