Canadian government to receive advice from aboriginal economic development board

Posted: July 5, 2007 in Natives

CALGARY (CP) – It’s an idea that has always been out there – the dream of ending the poverty that runs rampant among Canada’s First Nations people by fostering aboriginal economic development.

“I think in the years ahead when people look back at the significant progress that will have been made in the economic development of aboriginal Canadians, they will look back upon today and these announcements as a very significant step forward,” said Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Prentice had just emerged Wednesday from his first meeting with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board – a body that will advise the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on areas such as investment strategies, business creation, aboriginal involvement in major projects and policy development.

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