“The First Nations–Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) aims to improve the economic prosperity of participating municipalities and adjacent First Nations through joint community economic development planning. Launched in January 2013, the program will run to March 2016.”
"This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities urban environments represent for urban Aboriginal economic development. About one quarter of reserves are located within or contiguous to the boundaries of urban areas. Reserve residents experience different legal regimes and government structures than most urban Aboriginal residents, and they are not the focus here. Instead, the focus is on urban Aboriginal people living off reserves in urban areas. The paper begins with some background material that presents the framework for organizing the analysis.
"This paper documents the circumstances surrounding the comparatively recent settlement of the nomadic Inn of Labrador in a central community. State and health officials and agents of the church at the time initiated programs that focused on economic rehabilitation, formal education and health concerns which they felt would assist in integrating Innu into Canadian industrial society. Ultimately Innut had little choice but to comply with the wishes of these officials and settle when confronted with the difficulties of pursuing traditional practices."
"Since the early 1970s, Aboriginal communities, policy analysts, and researchers have constructed “urban Aboriginal economic development” as both a domain of strategic intervention and a field of tactical contestation. An integral part of this project has been the creation of a body of academic knowledge about urban Aboriginal peoples and their relationship to the economy.
There are fourteen courses in the AFM program. These courses are broken down into two levels. Completion of the first six courses in Level One qualifies an individual for a Certificate in Aboriginal Financial Management. Completion of eight additional courses in Level Two leads to a Diploma in Aboriginal Financial Management. Completion of all Aboriginal Financial Management program course requirements is the first step in getting the CAFM designation.
The Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation is the preferred credential for Aboriginal financial management positions in Canada. As a CAFM, you have a wide range of career opportunities and challenges available. The CAFM designation identifies you as a highly qualified financial management professional in tune with today's challenges. Aboriginal organizations want and need financial managers with clearly defined and well-developed competencies. They want and need CAFMs.
The First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (FSMA) or Bill C-20 is a federal statute that Parliament passed on March 22, 2005. Its official title is “An Act to provide for Real Property Taxation Powers of First Nations to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.
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