Aboriginal Economic Development Report Released

Thursday, August 02, 2007 at 15:44



A report has been released on best practices in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Economic Development.


The paper contains recommendations that came out of the national symposium on Aboriginal economic development held in Saskatoon in January.


The gathering drew 700 delegates from across the country, including six premiers.


The report contains 20 recommendations, including a call on governments to include Aboriginal peoples in their respective long-term economic development planning processes.


Another recommendation calls on governments to work to clarify development and land use rights, as well as resource benefit sharing agreements.


There is also a recommendation for leaders of Aboriginal communities to take more of an initiative when it comes to improving the participation rate of Aboriginal youth in education.