Aboriginal Seafood Network Inc.

320 St. Mary's Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A 2S4

General Manager

Jason Harquail


Casandra Dedam

Aboriginal Seafood Network Inc. (ASN) is an Aboriginal Communal Commercial Fisheries Enterprise which is managed by a stand alone manager and has one shareholder which is the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and has a clearer mandate or vision to focus on economic growth through resource access and aim towards viability and stability of ASN. A business like approach to the distribution of excess revenue over expenditures has to become the focus of the Board and Executive of ASN

Today ASN has a dedicated manager, there are growing division and continues towards it path of sustainable growth for the expressed economic and social benefit of the traditional ancestral homeland Mi'kmaq/Maliseet/Passamaquoddy Aboriginal peoples of New Brunswick, building positive predictable relationship with the Federal Government and the fishing industry remains important to continue and foster.

For more information, please contact Jason Harquail Manager of Aboriginal Seafood Network at (506) 458-8422.

NBAPC Equity

About Us

The NBAPC Equity Fund is born from the First Peoples Equity Fund, established in the 1990's. NBAPCEF is a wholly owned suvsidiary of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, in partnership with the Native Council of Prince Edward Island.

After several years, our Board has decided to revamp the Fund in the form of a loaning and equity fund for the benefit of NBAPC and NCPEI members. The Fund's new structure will strive to seek members looking to start a new business or undertake a project of a current business.

We look forward to building a sustainable economic development for our people in an off-reserve setting.


Our Mandate is to serve the entrepreneurial needs of the Off-reserve Aboriginal community in New Brunswick and PEI, through equity and/or loan financing.

Equity Fund

The NBAPC Equity Fund is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council.

The Fund's new structure will strive to seek members of the NBAPC/NCPEI looking to start a new business or start a project of a current business through providing loans and equity financing.

We Look forward to building sustainable business and economic development for our people in an off-reserve setting


Eligible Members:

  • Must reside in New Brunswick and/or PEI, off reserve
  • Must have new or existing business in New Brunswick and or PEI, off reserve
  • 18 years old or older
  • Priority given to NBAPC/NCPEI members


The Maximums for out loads are as follows:

  • Sole Propietorships shall not exceed $50,000
  • Joint venture or corporations shall not exceed $100,000
  • Securities and ewuity down-payment on loans may be takes as deemed necessary. A loan agreement will be administered upon approval

How to apply

Potential clients can apply through submittin their business plan along with our application form the NBAPC Equity Fund. From There, our Board will review the applicatoin and plan.

Upon approval, a conditional loan or equity financing can be administered.

You can find our applicatoin from here.

Mailing Address:

320 St. Mary's Street

Fredericton, NB

E3A 2S4

Who to contact

Please feel free to contact out Economic Development Officer

Mike Batchelor, MBA, BA

Email: edo@nbapc.org

Phone: (506) 458-8422

Skigin Elnoog Housing Inc

366 Gibson Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A 4E6

Phone: 506-459-7161 & Fax: 506-459-1289


On June 7, 1973, Skigin-Elnoog Housing Corporation was incorporated by the New Brunswick Association of Non-Status Indians to address the housing needs of its membership in the province.

In the fall of 1973 and early 1974, Skigin-Elnoog undertook a housing survey on the conditions of the off-reserve populations in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Using this study, Skigin-Elnoog and the New Brunswick Association of Non-Status Indians began lobbying the federal and provincial government to address the serious housing conditions our people faced. As a result of this report Skigin-Elnoog began in the fall of 1974 to deliver "Winter Warm" an emergency program that enabled the homes of Off-Reserve Aboriginal people living in the province to be winterized by adding insulation, plastic and weather stripping.

Section 15.1

The first housing program that Skigin-Elnoog delivered was the 15.1 Social Housing Program of the National Housing Act. This program was jointly funded by CMHC (Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and NBHC (New Brunswick Housing Corporation) and enabled Skigin-Elnoog to purchase and renovate older existing units for our members. Skigin-Elnoog acquired units under this program until August of 1976 when this program was ended. At the same time core funding for Skigin-Elnoog Housing was terminated.

Rural and Native

In September of 1976 Skigin Elnoog began the delivery of the Rural and Native Housing Program. This enabled Skigin-Elnoog to continue to exist and freed the Political Organization from administration of Housing Programs.

This program enabled Skigin-Elnoog to assist rural Native families acquire new housing at affordable costs.

Skigin-Elnoog delivered the Rural and Native Housing Program until 1981 when the program was terminated by New Brunswick Housing Corporation. The program was re-introduced in 1983 and was delivered by the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council until it formally ended in 1993 when CMHC vacated the social housing scene and all social housing programs became a provincial responsibility.

Urban Native

In June of 1979, Skigin-Elnoog began delivery of CMHC's Urban Native Housing Program. This program enabled Native families who were paying more than 30% of their family income for housing to live in adequate housing at rents they could afford.

The Urban Native Housing Program has enabled Skigin-Elnoog to acquire 166 units of apartments under the Pre-84 version of the program and 34 units in the post 85 Urban Native Housing Program.

In 1994, Skigin-Elnoog Housing was asked by NBAPC and the Province of New Brunswick to assume Property Management duties for the RNHP/Basic Shelter Program. In 1995 Skigin-Elnoog Housing entered into a Property Management Agreement with the province and has provided this service since that time.

Off Reserve Aboriginal Homeownership

In 2006 the Federal government announced the creation of the Off Reserve Aboriginal Housing Trust. Of this 300 million dollar trust the province of New Brunswick was given 6.7 million.

Off Reserve Aboriginal Housing Trust. Of this 300 million dollar trust the Province of New Brunswick was given 6.7 million. Skigin-Elnoog proposed a three prong strategy for use of this Trust Fund; an affordable rental component, a Transitional Shelter component and an Off-Reserve Aboriginal Homeownership Component.

In the Fall of 2007, Skigin-Elnoog began delivery of the Homeownership component of this Trust and in the Fall of 2008, Skigin-Elnoog was awarded a National Housing Award from CMHC for Best Practices in Affordable Housing for this Program.

The development of Skigin-Elnoog has come a long way since June, 1973. The corporation has been developed slowly and with care to ensure success and not failure. The Executive and Board have given direction and developed policy with the future of the Corporation and its Membership in mind. We have been faithful to the founding objectives of the Corporation; better housing for our people and self-sufficiency. Hopefully, Skigin-Elnoog will continue developing housing programs for the Off Reserve Aboriginal People of New Brunswick.

Information from Skigin-Elnoog on our rental, homeownership and repairs programs can be obtained by calling us at (506) 459-7161.

Repair/Renovation Programs

In addition to the Rural and Native and the Urban Native Housing Programs, Skigin-Elnoog Housing also delivers various repair and renovations programs. These programs remain the most active area for the Corporation and enables Skigin-Elnoog to assist qualifying clients with assistance to repair or renovate their homes.

Wabanaki Enterprise

320 St. Mary's Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A 2S4

Phone: 506-458-8422 & Fax: 506-451-6130

Wabanaki Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is the Economic Development portion of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Wabanaki is an aboriginal owned and operated Corporation and is a for-profit company that had as its original mission the establishment of aboriginal businesses under its control to employ and train aboriginal people and to re-invest profits into other profit making ventures.

Wabanaki has an elected Board of Directors and one ex-officio Director from the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. The Board of Directors is elected at the Annual General Assembly and all Directors must be of aboriginal descent.

Officers shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first meeting of the Board of Directors after the annual election of Directors.

Wabanaki owns and maintains three properties, a ten unit apartment building in downtown Fredericton, a thirteen unit student residence in St. Andrews and a vacant lot in St. Andrews with potential for development or sale.


Representing the rights and interest of off-reserve aboriginal people in Canada

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, (CAP), is the national voice of off-reserve Aboriginal people throughout Canada. We are a grassroots-driven, national voice for our communities, advocating for the rights and interests of off-reserve and non-status Indians and Metis people, living in urban, rural and remote areas of Canada. The Congress is at the leading edge of issues and opportunities that impact Aboriginal peoples across Canada.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples:

  • 867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Ottawa, Ontario K1K 3B1
  • Tel: (613) 747-6022
  • Fax: (613) 747-8834
  • General email: info@abo-peoples.org
  • Website: abo-peoples.org

Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

In 1979, the three Maritime native councils agreed to organize the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (MAPC). MAPC is a collaborative inter-governmental Aboriginal Leaders organization and regional body of the Native Council of Nova Scotia (NCNS), the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council (NBAPC), and the Native Council of Prince Edward Island (NCPEI). MAPC advances, promotes and advocates the reality of the Aboriginal Peoples continuing on Traditional Ancestral Homelands residing off Indian Act Reserves throughout the Maritime Region. MAPC has, over the years, administered several Forums which includes MAARS Secretariate, Species At Risk Ikanawtiket and MAPC administration.

The Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate (MAARS) is an Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management collaborative management Body partnership of the Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization councils of the large communities of Mi'kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy Aboriginal Peoples.

Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (MAPC-MAARS)

  • Box 8, 172 Truro Heights Road RR#1
  • Truro, Nova Scotia B6L1X1
  • Tel: (902) 895-2982
  • Fax: (902) 895-3844
  • Email: maars@mapcorg.ca
  • Website: www.mapcmaars.ca

Native Council of Nova Scotia

Going Forward To A Better Future

The Native Council of Nova Scotia is the self-governing authority for the large community of Mi'kmaq/Aboriginal peoples residing off-reserve in Nova Scotia throughout traditional Mi'kmaq territory. Our goal is to operate and administer a strong and effective Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization that serves, advocates and represents our community.

Native Council of Nova Scotia

  • P.O. Box 1320
  • Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5N2
  • Tel: (902) 895-1738
  • Fax: (902) 895-0024
  • Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
  • E-mail: core1@ncns.ca
  • Website: www.ncns.ca


Native Council Of Prince Edward Island

Welcome to the Native Council of Prince Edward Island (NCPEI). The Native Council of Prince Edward Island is a Community of Mi'kmaq/Aboriginal People residing on ancestral Traditional Homelands. The NCPEI is the self- governing authority for all off reserve Mi'kmaq/ Aboriginal people living on Epekwitk (PEI).

  • 6 F.J. McAulay Court
  • Charlottetown, PE CIA 9M7
  • Tel: (902) 892-5314
  • Fax: (902) 368-7464
  • Toll Free: 1-800-591-3003
  • Email: admin@ncpei.com
  • Website: www.ncpei.com