Acadia (in French Acadie) was the name given by the French to a territory in northeastern North America, including parts of eastern Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces of Canada and modern-day New England stretching as far south as Philadelphia.
Later, the territory was divided into the British colonies which were to become American states and Canadian provinces.
Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources - UINR represents the five Mikmaq communities of Unamaki and was formed to address First Nation's concerns regarding natural resources and their sustainability.
Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey - Representing ten Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia, Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey serves as their collective voice for education.
Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk Nova Scotia Native Women's Association - NSNWA purpose is to assist Aboriginal women to contribute ideas and skills to the social, culturally and economic development of the Mikmaq society.
Unama'ki Economic Benefits Office - The Unamaki communities (pronounced Una Mauki) have joined forces to open the Unamaki Economic Benefits Office in Membertou First Nation and is mandated to maximize economic benefits from major construction projects happening on the Island.
This is changing in the region, as oil production, information technology, biomedical research, post-secondary education and tourism become more important for local economies.
The people of the Atlantic Provinces are historically of west European (Scottish, Irish, English, French (Acadians)) and First Nations heritage.
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When the Mi'kmaq first encountered Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries, their territory stretched from the southern portions of the Gaspe peninsula eastward to most of modern-day New Brunswick, and all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
This area was divided into seven smaller territories loosely united by a common language, kinship and political alliances.
The Atlantic Provinces of Canada are on the east coast of that country.
Rugged and sparsely populated, the provinces have traditionally made much of their income from the area's large fisheries.
Within the Atlantic Region there are also five Inuit communities located in Labrador.
The Regional Director General is Christopher Mc Donell.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, right, fields questions as Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains looks on at the closing news conference at a meeting of Atlantic Canada premiers and several federal ministers to discuss the Atlantic Growth Strategy, in Wolfville, N. The federal ministers and Atlantic premiers also announced High Liner Foods chairman Henry Demone will head the new Atlantic Growth Advisory Group. S., is also chairman of Eosense, an energy tech company.
“We’re aggressively going to work with our universities to grow that number even more and provide them an avenue to stay inside of our province to grow jobs and create opportunities.”The premiers and federal ministers also agreed in principle to a million Atlantic trade and investment growth strategy, with an aim of doubling the number of exporting companies in the region by 2025.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Atlantic Canadian premiers and several federal ministers announced a key step in an immigration pilot project, at the conclusion of their second meeting on the Atlantic Growth Strategy initiative Friday.“The idea behind this is to leverage the unique position of employers to help immigrants and their families better integrate into their new communities in Atlantic Canada and to remain here for the long-term so they can help grow the region’s economy,” Hussen said after Friday’s meeting in Wolfville, N. Under the plan – part of the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot announced last July – the government will accept up to 2,000 immigrant applications this year, with increased numbers in following years depending on performance.“About seven to eight thousand of them are from other countries,” said Mc Neil.
tlantic Canada has been home to Aboriginal peoples for at least 500 generations.