In the Council shall be open to persons of Aboriginal Ancestry 16 years of age and older and who ordinarily reside in New Brunswick and not on a Reserve. Only a Full Member shall be eligible to vote at Assemblies or Special Meetings or to hold elective office at the Executive or Board of Director level of the Council. To be eligible for Full Membership, the Aboriginal person must
Application for Full Membership must be made at the community local level and forwarded to the Membership Clerk at Head Office with recommendation for approval.
Be ordinarily resident in New Brunswick, off a Reserve, for six (6) months prior to applying for Membership;
Meet the requirements of Membership and must fill out and have approved a Membership form prescribed for such purposes;
Be a descendant of a verified and known Aboriginal person since July 1st, 1867.
Documents to support Aboriginal Ancestry must be certified. Photocopies of the certified documents shall be made by the Membership Committee and certified documents returned thereafter to the applicants.
Requests for new membership to be acted within a 90-day period. Withdrawing memberships to be processed within a 90-day period.
Shall be open to the spouse of a Full Member. No formal Membership Application is required for Spousal Membership but Spouse is name shall be included in the Annual Charter list from Community Locals. Spousal members shall not be eligible to vote at Assemblies or Special Meetings or to hold elective office at the Executive or Board of Director level of the Council.
Shall be open to those persons who wish to support the Council but who are not eligible for full membership. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote and hold elective office at the Executive Committee or Local Level of the Council or on the Board of Directors. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote at the Annual Assembly.
Shall be open to those persons who are the children of the Full Members but cannot apply because of the age limit. Youth members will be entitled to membership cards and shall not be entitled to vote or hold office at the community local level, zone level or at the provincial level of NBAPC.
May, at the discretion of an Annual General Meeting by way of a motion, be granted to Full Members whose efforts on behalf of the People of Aboriginal Ancestry warrant such recognition. Lifetime members shall be voting delegates at each special or Annual General Meeting of the Membership or in the Universal Suffrage process or referendums. Lifetime Membership can only be removed by way of a motion at an Annual General Meeting.
Each member in good standing shall have their name added to an annual membership list that shall be maintained and prepared by the Council by the 15th day of April each year. Such lists shall be sent to all Chartered Locals by the 30th day of April of each year.
May, at the discretion of the Council, be granted to any persons whose efforts on behalf of the People of Aboriginal Ancestry warrant such recognition.
Individual people, churches, businesses and other organizations who wish to support our work may obtain a Supporting Membership upon payment of an Annual Fee of $25.00, but such members will have no voting rights. It is a direct membership in the Council rather than in our Locals.
Shall be open to those who were Full Members of the Council, but have since moved out of the Province of New Brunswick. Non-Resident Members will be required to pay an annual membership fee of $5.00 directly to their Locals on or before April 1st of each year. Non-Resident Members will be considered members in good standing and entitled to the same constitutional rights as regular members, except where specifically provided in this section. Non-Resident Members shall be entitled to vote and run for elected office at the provincial level (President and Chief and Vice-Chief), vote at AGM's, vote in the universal suffrage process and any special meetings or referendums.
For Clarification, Non-Resident Members may also put forward Notices of Motion and Resolutions for the AGMs as well as attend AGMs as delegates. Each year, the Board of Directors shall determine whether and to what extent any financial assistance can be provided to Non-Resident Members in order to attend the AGM, referendums or special meetings of the Council. Should limited or no funding be available for Non-Resident Members to attend these meetings, they will still hold their constitutional rights to attend, vote, bring forward resolutions, etc., but will be responsible for their own travel and other-related expenses. In the event that a Non-resident member runs for and is elected as President and Chief or Vice Chief, they will be required to relocate to the general locality of the Head Office of the NBAPC (for the position of President and Chief) or to the province of New Brunswick (for the position of Vice- Chief) and will be responsible for their own relocation expenses.
Each Community local must pay an annual charter fee of $25.00 per local. Each individual member of a community local, as well as youth members must also submit an annual membership fee of $1.00 to their local executive for submission to the Council. Each Non- Resident member must submit their $5.00 annual membership fee directly to their Locals. Supporting members must pay an annual membership fee of $25.00 (Twenty-five dollars) directly to the Head Office of the Council. Lifetime members are not required to pay annual membership fees, nor are Spousal, Associate or Honorary members. All fees must be submitted on or before April 1st of each year.
All Full Members of the Council shall be entitled to a membership card, if a replacement card is required a $25.00 fee is payable to Head Office upon request.
A Member in Good Standing is any Aboriginal person eligible for Full Membership in the Council and who subscribes to the aims, goals and objectives of the Council. A Member in Good Standing is also required to pay their annual membership fees as provided for in section 1.K. of Council's Constitution and By-Laws. The annual membership fee for each membership category must be submitted on or before April 1st of each year. Members in Good Standing include Full members, Non-Resident Members and Lifetime Members which all carry the full range of participatory and voting rights allowed under this Constitution and By-Laws for Members in Good Standing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASETS Coordinator/Manager, Kristina Rogers email@example.com
Cindy Poirier (bilingual) - Northern Employment Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org (Areas surrounding Campbellton, Dalhousie, Bathurst, Miramichi, Doaktown, etc...)
Kimberly Stenger - Western Employment Counselor email@example.com (Fredericton and areas surrounding Edmundston, Grand Falls, Woodstock, McAdam, etc...)
Leah Brideau - Southern Employment Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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.
After having a very successful gathering "Our youth Work: Addressing Barriers to Aboriginal Youth Participation in the Economy, the youth Council of the NBAPC became empowered to oversee a project that would address the need to educate the youth about basic life skills and financial literacy. Whether it be leaving home to further ones education or finding work in urban dwellings, the reality check of having to budget and being financially savvy becomes an essential skill to have.
The purpose of this project is to equip urban Aboriginal youth in New Brunswick with fundamental life skills, teamwork, creative thinking, personal management, and financial literacy needed to participate in today's labour markets and to enable them to share their stories through the creation of a digital storytelling audio media.
All this has brought us to being able to bring on a new member Olivia Levi from Metepenagiag First Nation, who will oversee in piloting two workshops that will address basic life skills, personal management, and financial literacy barriers that aboriginal youth are faced with when participating in today's labour market economy. Olivia Levi is an energetic youth who is engaged and has also been faced with the same questions when first coming to school in the city. With her experience and energy we are excited to see what creative workshops she will be offering for our youth!