Aboriginal and First Nations communities are leading a renewed effort in advancing the interests of their people – culturally, socially and economically. There are remarkable success stories of community transformation. These initiatives, coupled with a focus on enhanced governance and sustainable economic development, are growing exponentially. GATN has extensive experience in working with First Nation, Aboriginal and Mi’kmaq senior officials and political leaders in a wide range of areas including:

  • Economic development feasibility assessments

  • Negotiation of Impact Benefit Agreements

  • Design of human resource and business development strategies

  • Policy development and analysis

  • Strategy development

  • Government relations services

  • Industry engagement and partnership development

  • Indigenous tourism development

Our consultants respect and understand Aboriginal culture, how decisions are made, and the focus on achieving consensus and having respect for the wisdom and advice of Elders. As a result of our experience and understanding, we are able to have a meaningful impact in supporting the interest and aspirations of Aboriginal and First Nations’ peoples, provincially, within the Atlantic Region and nationally.

Among our current projects, GATN is working with the leadership and staff of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre as they seek to develop new facilities to support their work with the Indigenous communities of Atlantic Canada (https://wijewinen.ca/).