New First Nations centre coming to B.C. to give economic development guidance

Centre will look at how to better benefit from sectors such as forestry, mining and natural gas.

A group of 204 First Nations in B.C. will soon have one central hub to look toward for support and advice on economic development.

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations announced Tuesday (Oct. 11) the launch of its new Centre of Excellence in First Nations Economic Development, along with a $1.2-million injection from the province.

Nuxalk Housing Solutions - Part 1 - Promo

The Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola British Columbia has done some amazing work in their housing and social development sectors. They have come up with some brilliant solutions to issues that plague First nations across the country. This promotional video was made to screen at the 2017 joint gathering in Vancouver BC. It is the first in a 2 part series made in hopes of inspiring other nations to adopt and adapt some of the Nuxalk Nation's successful strategies. Part 2 is coming soon and will be an in-depth look at their programs, strategies and successes.

T'Sou-ke First Nation: A leader in the innovative use of renewable energy in Canada

See how the T'Sou-ke First Nation on Vancouver Island has become a leader in the innovative use of renewable energy in Canada and how it became the most solar intensive community in Canada. For more information about Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, please visit. For more information about T'Sou-ke First Nation, please visit.

Read a transcript of this video on the AANDC web site.