Atlantic universities renew agreement with Aboriginal communities on economic development

November 16, 2016

A partnership of Atlantic Canadian universities and the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs gathered at St Francis Xavier University earlier this month for the renewal of the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program. “The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat is renewing our relationship with our university partners at a time when all Canadian institutions, including universities, are working to address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” said John Paul, Executive Director of AAEDIRP. “The renewal of our partnership, through the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding, is an important step in building bridges here in the Atlantic region. Together, we will work to advance awareness and understanding of reconciliation; and provide knowledge to support strategic policies and programs that will improve the lives of Atlantic Aboriginal peoples.” NationTalk