In 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark ruling in the Sparrow decision. This decision found that the Musqueam First Nation has an Aboriginal right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes. The Supreme Court found that where an Aboriginal group has a right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes, it takes priority, after conservation, over other uses of the resource. The Supreme Court also indicated the importance of consulting with Aboriginal groups when their fishing rights might be affected.
In response to this decision, and to provide stable fishery management, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) launched the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) in 1992. The AFS is applicable where DFO manages the fishery and where land claims settlements have not already put a fisheries management regime in place.
The AFS is of assistance to DFO in managing the fishery in a manner consistent with the Sparrow decision and subsequent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The AFS seeks to provide for the effective management and regulation of fishing by Aboriginal groups through the negotiation of mutually acceptable and time-limited fisheries agreements between DFO and Aboriginal groups. Where agreement cannot be reached with an Aboriginal group, DFO will review the consultations with the group and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will issue a communal fishing licence to the group, containing provisions that the Minister believes are consistent with the Sparrow decision and subsequent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The licence allows the group to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes.
Where DFO reaches agreement with an Aboriginal group, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will issue a licence to the group that reflects the agreement reached.
Telephone: (506) 458-8422 / 1-800-442-9789 Fax:(506) 451-6138
The AHRDS (Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy) officially ended on September 30, 2010 and a new funding program began on October 1, 2010 called ASETS (Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy). This new program focuses on both clients and employers to ensure clients engage in training programs that will directly lead to employment opportunities.Therefore, the new ASETS program has very specific targets and parameters based on current labour market information in New Brunswick.The ASETS also has a strong partnership focus so clients are encouraged to explore other funding sources (i.e.: EI, TSD, Social Assistance, First Nations assistance, Other Aboriginal funding programs such as AWDI, Student Aid, School Grants, Employers, etc...) that can partner with the NBAPC-ASETS.
What ASETS can offer...
We offer funding opportunities based on current NB labour market needs as well as support services and referrals to various organizations within the community that are willing to assist our clients with their career goals.
We provide pre-screened, skilled personnel for full or part-time, permanent or casual positions.We make every effort to provide the employer with the employee best suited to fit their needs and requirements.We also offer wage subsidy opportunities to employers (up to a maximum 50% wage cost).
We offer follow-ups as well as assist the client with barriers that may affect their educational performance.
We also offer an access room with computer, printer, popular software, internet access, fax services, books, videos, reference materials, career and educational resources.
If you would like more information on the ASETS services please contact our department by telephone, fax or e-mail.
ASETS Reception & General Inquiries, Marge Zimmerman email@example.com
ASETS Coordinator/Manager, Kristina Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Poirier (bilingual) - Northern Employment Counselor email@example.com (Areas surrounding Campbellton, Dalhousie, Bathurst, Miramichi, Doaktown, etc...)
Kimberly Stenger - Western Employment Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org (Fredericton and areas surrounding Edmundston, Grand Falls, Woodstock, McAdam, etc...)
Leah Brideau - Southern Employment Counselor email@example.com (Fredericton and areas surrounding Saint John, St. Stephen, Sussex Moncton, Richibucto, etc...)
To view the 2014-2015 Financial Statements please click the following to view the PDF:NBAPC Financials
TO view the 2014-2015 Financial Statements for ASETS please click the following to view the PDFASETS Financials
Open to all Aboriginal children who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have children attending public school on a full-time basis in New Brunswick. It is intended to aid in the purchase of clothing, books and other relevant items necessary to further the education of the child. Family income must be $30,000.00 or less. Proof of Family Income is required with the application along with receipts for clothing or school supplies.Deadline is September 30th.
Open to Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and who are attending a Post-Secondary Institution on a full- time basis. This Bursary is available to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are NOT funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. Deadline for this award is September 30th.
This award is set up in recognition of the important role, contribution and dedication that Mildred Nash had for NBAPC and its youth. The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal students who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council.
The scholarship will be awarded based upon merit and field of study undertaken by the applicant who is or will be attending university on a full time basis. The scholarship will be awarded based upon high school graduate who had obtained at least at 85% grade point average or a university student who has obtained a 3.5 grade point average. Dateline is September 30th.
Mildred Nas Memorial Scholarship
Open to all Aboriginal students who are, or whose parents are members of New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. This award is meant for the in grades 6-12 who have shown, through their extracurricular activities to be potential leaders. This aware is based on recommendations of at least one school official and/or at least one community leader by letters of support stating why the applicant should be considered. Deadline for applying is September 30th.
Honors: Open to all Aboriginal students who are or whose parent are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Must have completed either grades 11 or 12, obtaining a minimum average of 75% for the school year. The award will be granted upon verification of previous year's report card. Awards will be given to 10 applicants. Deadline is September 30th.
Open to all Aboriginal people who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have successfully completed Kindergarten to Grade 9 inclusive. Certificates will be awarded annually upon successful completion of the school year. A copy of the child's report card is required.
NBAPC has created two awards to recognize the efforts and hard work for members who have graduated from university or a technical (trade or business) school in the past twelve months. Applicant must submit a transcript of their marks, a copy of their diploma and an essay outlining why they believe they should receive this award. You must be a member of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council in order to qualify. Deadline is September 30th.
Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Not available 15th to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are fully funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. Only Tuition fees will be considered in making this award. Deadline is April 30th for Intercession and June 15th for Summer Session.
Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council who are not in attendance at a Public School or Post-Secondary Institution on a full-time basis but are enrolled in an Adult Education Course (ie. Upgrading, etc.)
This assistance will only consider the cost of tuition and books. Correspondence courses outside of the Province of New Brunswick are not eligible unless the course or a similar course is not offered in New Brunswick. Priority will be given to courses that enhance the employability of the individual. People applying for this assistance are not eligible if their family income exceeds $25,000.00 per year. There is no deadline for applying for this assistance.
Corey is a proud Mi'kmaq from Listuguj and grew up along the scenic Restigouche valley. He has a wife who is his best friend and together they have four wonderful children who are his whole world. Corey has a strong love for the outdoors, and always feels at home when out in Mother Nature. For a little while he had lost his way with his culture but manages to find firm ground and started back on the path on finding his spiritual and cultural identity. He has been walking the red road now for three years and has not felt any better. Corey is a very energetic person and loves to learn new things any chance given, joking around is one of his favourite pass times. He comes from a big family, with 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Corey had graduated from Eastern College with a diploma in Criminology, and has hopes to continue his education into either, psychology or social work. Chocolate is his favorite thing of all time and also enjoys eating new foods. His goal in life is not just to be a great husband and father, but to help as many people as he can while he is here on this earth. Corey is able to see good where others might think is hopeless. He always speaks what's on his mind even though it may be tough, but he does not believe in beating around the bush.
As Youth Project Coordinator with NBAPC, Corey will be working on the Eagle Project. Some of the projects that Corey will be delivering includes a 3 or 4 day culture camp that will be held at Little Lake this summer. Activities at the culture camp will include traditional teachings, the Blanket Exercise, medicine walks, fishing, canoeing, and ceremonies including drumming, smudging, and sweat lodge. Other workshops that will be offered to Youth members are employment skills, resume writing, and job seeking. There will be many opportunities for Youth to be inspired and involved!