The Strategy on Building an Atlantic Aboriginal Economy was originally developed in 2001, based on the collective thoughts and experience of Chiefs and Economic
Development Officers working at the community level of Aboriginal socio-economic development. In 2003, a review led to the recognition that only a strategy integrated amongst
sectors and across communities could meet the goals of Atlantic Aboriginal Peoples. Another draft of the strategy took place in 2005, and a focus on development principles and priorities emerged in January 2007 through the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Network (AAEDN).
Economic Development, Strategies