Membership With NBAPC


Types of Membership with NBAPC

Full Membership:

In the Council shall be open to persons of Aboriginal Ancestry 16 years of age and older and who ordinarily reside in New Brunswick and not on a Reserve. Only a Full Member shall be eligible to vote at Assemblies or Special Meetings or to hold elective office at the Executive or Board of Director level of the Council. To be eligible for Full Membership, the Aboriginal person must

Application for Full Membership must be made at the community local level and forwarded to the Membership Clerk at Head Office with recommendation for approval.

Be ordinarily resident in New Brunswick, off a Reserve, for six (6) months prior to applying for Membership;

Meet the requirements of Membership and must fill out and have approved a Membership form prescribed for such purposes;

Be a descendant of a verified and known Aboriginal person since July 1st, 1867.

Documents to support Aboriginal Ancestry must be certified. Photocopies of the certified documents shall be made by the Membership Committee and certified documents returned thereafter to the applicants.

Requests for new membership to be acted within a 90-day period. Withdrawing memberships to be processed within a 90-day period.

Provincial Zone Map

SPOUSAL MEMBERSHIP

Shall be open to the spouse of a Full Member. No formal Membership Application is required for Spousal Membership but Spouse is name shall be included in the Annual Charter list from Community Locals. Spousal members shall not be eligible to vote at Assemblies or Special Meetings or to hold elective office at the Executive or Board of Director level of the Council.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Shall be open to those persons who wish to support the Council but who are not eligible for full membership. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote and hold elective office at the Executive Committee or Local Level of the Council or on the Board of Directors. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote at the Annual Assembly.

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP

Shall be open to those persons who are the children of the Full Members but cannot apply because of the age limit. Youth members will be entitled to membership cards and shall not be entitled to vote or hold office at the community local level, zone level or at the provincial level of NBAPC.


LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

May, at the discretion of an Annual General Meeting by way of a motion, be granted to Full Members whose efforts on behalf of the People of Aboriginal Ancestry warrant such recognition. Lifetime members shall be voting delegates at each special or Annual General Meeting of the Membership or in the Universal Suffrage process or referendums. Lifetime Membership can only be removed by way of a motion at an Annual General Meeting.

MEMBERSHIP LIST

Each member in good standing shall have their name added to an annual membership list that shall be maintained and prepared by the Council by the 15th day of April each year. Such lists shall be sent to all Chartered Locals by the 30th day of April of each year.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

May, at the discretion of the Council, be granted to any persons whose efforts on behalf of the People of Aboriginal Ancestry warrant such recognition.

SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP

Individual people, churches, businesses and other organizations who wish to support our work may obtain a Supporting Membership upon payment of an Annual Fee of $25.00, but such members will have no voting rights. It is a direct membership in the Council rather than in our Locals.


NON-RESIDENT MEMBERS

Shall be open to those who were Full Members of the Council, but have since moved out of the Province of New Brunswick. Non-Resident Members will be required to pay an annual membership fee of $5.00 directly to their Locals on or before April 1st of each year. Non-Resident Members will be considered members in good standing and entitled to the same constitutional rights as regular members, except where specifically provided in this section. Non-Resident Members shall be entitled to vote and run for elected office at the provincial level (President and Chief and Vice-Chief), vote at AGM's, vote in the universal suffrage process and any special meetings or referendums.

For Clarification, Non-Resident Members may also put forward Notices of Motion and Resolutions for the AGMs as well as attend AGMs as delegates. Each year, the Board of Directors shall determine whether and to what extent any financial assistance can be provided to Non-Resident Members in order to attend the AGM, referendums or special meetings of the Council. Should limited or no funding be available for Non-Resident Members to attend these meetings, they will still hold their constitutional rights to attend, vote, bring forward resolutions, etc., but will be responsible for their own travel and other-related expenses. In the event that a Non-resident member runs for and is elected as President and Chief or Vice Chief, they will be required to relocate to the general locality of the Head Office of the NBAPC (for the position of President and Chief) or to the province of New Brunswick (for the position of Vice- Chief) and will be responsible for their own relocation expenses.



ANNUAL FEES

Each Community local must pay an annual charter fee of $25.00 per local. Each individual member of a community local, as well as youth members must also submit an annual membership fee of $1.00 to their local executive for submission to the Council. Each Non- Resident member must submit their $5.00 annual membership fee directly to their Locals. Supporting members must pay an annual membership fee of $25.00 (Twenty-five dollars) directly to the Head Office of the Council. Lifetime members are not required to pay annual membership fees, nor are Spousal, Associate or Honorary members. All fees must be submitted on or before April 1st of each year.

Membership Cards

All Full Members of the Council shall be entitled to a membership card, if a replacement card is required a $25.00 fee is payable to Head Office upon request.

MEMBERSHIP IN GOOD STANDING

A Member in Good Standing is any Aboriginal person eligible for Full Membership in the Council and who subscribes to the aims, goals and objectives of the Council. A Member in Good Standing is also required to pay their annual membership fees as provided for in section 1.K. of Council's Constitution and By-Laws. The annual membership fee for each membership category must be submitted on or before April 1st of each year. Members in Good Standing include Full members, Non-Resident Members and Lifetime Members which all carry the full range of participatory and voting rights allowed under this Constitution and By-Laws for Members in Good Standing.


Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy

In 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark ruling in the Sparrow decision. This decision found that the Musqueam First Nation has an Aboriginal right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes. The Supreme Court found that where an Aboriginal group has a right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes, it takes priority, after conservation, over other uses of the resource. The Supreme Court also indicated the importance of consulting with Aboriginal groups when their fishing rights might be affected.

In response to this decision, and to provide stable fishery management, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) launched the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) in 1992. The AFS is applicable where DFO manages the fishery and where land claims settlements have not already put a fisheries management regime in place.

The AFS is of assistance to DFO in managing the fishery in a manner consistent with the Sparrow decision and subsequent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The AFS seeks to provide for the effective management and regulation of fishing by Aboriginal groups through the negotiation of mutually acceptable and time-limited fisheries agreements between DFO and Aboriginal groups. Where agreement cannot be reached with an Aboriginal group, DFO will review the consultations with the group and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will issue a communal fishing licence to the group, containing provisions that the Minister believes are consistent with the Sparrow decision and subsequent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The licence allows the group to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes.

Where DFO reaches agreement with an Aboriginal group, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will issue a licence to the group that reflects the agreement reached.



ASETS

Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy

Serving the Employment Needs of the Off Reserve Aboriginal Community

Telephone: (506) 458-8422 / 1-800-442-9789 Fax:(506) 451-6138

The AHRDS (Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy) officially ended on September 30, 2010 and a new funding program began on October 1, 2010 called ASETS (Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy). This new program focuses on both clients and employers to ensure clients engage in training programs that will directly lead to employment opportunities.Therefore, the new ASETS program has very specific targets and parameters based on current labour market information in New Brunswick.The ASETS also has a strong partnership focus so clients are encouraged to explore other funding sources (i.e.: EI, TSD, Social Assistance, First Nations assistance, Other Aboriginal funding programs such as AWDI, Student Aid, School Grants, Employers, etc...) that can partner with the NBAPC-ASETS.


What ASETS can offer...


For the Client

We offer funding opportunities based on current NB labour market needs as well as support services and referrals to various organizations within the community that are willing to assist our clients with their career goals.

For the Employer

We provide pre-screened, skilled personnel for full or part-time, permanent or casual positions.We make every effort to provide the employer with the employee best suited to fit their needs and requirements.We also offer wage subsidy opportunities to employers (up to a maximum 50% wage cost).

For the Education/Training Facility

We offer follow-ups as well as assist the client with barriers that may affect their educational performance.

We also offer an access room with computer, printer, popular software, internet access, fax services, books, videos, reference materials, career and educational resources.

WE FUND

  • Off-reserve Aboriginals who are permanent residents of New Brunswick
  • Students enrolled in post secondary training courses that are 2 years or less in duration. (A client enrolled in a 2 year course must reapply for funding each of the 2 years)
  • Full time studies (full day training & over 20 hours per week)
  • Training plans that agree with current NB job market information based on the region the client is willing to work in.
  • Courses where the training takes place at a school or training site.
  • Those who are unemployed, underemployed or who do not possess employable skills

WHAT IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO APPLY

  • An acceptance letter from the training institution
  • A schedule of ALL fees for the course from the school
  • Paperwork from the school stating the start date and end date of the training
  • Address, phone number and fax number of the training institution
  • Contact person at the training institution
  • A current resume
  • If the client is currently drawing EI benefits their caseworker's name and contact information is required, as well as, the start and end date of their EI claim
  • If the client is a Social Assistance Recipient their caseworker's name and contact information is required.
  • Details and contact information of the other funding partners that the client has already secured funding from.

IMPORTANT ISSUES IN REGARDS TO POST-SECONDARY FUNDING

  • Please be aware that we are required to follow a strict Confidentiality Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy and well as the Privacy Act.Therefore, any person who wishes to apply for funding MUST CONTACT OUR OFFICE DIRECTLY in order to apply for funding.Parents, family members, etc...cannot apply for funding on behalf of their relatives.The client who wishes to receive the funding must call themselves in order to apply for assistance
  • The Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Act also does not allow any ASETS staff member to discuss the funding details of any client with any other individual, no matter what relationship exists between the client and the individual inquiring.Client information is only shared with the funding agencies involved in the intervention, the training institution and the client themselves
  • Due to the Conflict of Interest Policy NBAPC Executive, Board of Directors and/or staff members are NOT eligible for funding through the ASETS Department.

If you would like more information on the ASETS services please contact our department by telephone, fax or e-mail.

ASETS Staff Information

ASETS Reception & General Inquiries, Marge Zimmerman asets@nbapc.org

ASETS Coordinator/Manager, Kristina Rogers krogers@nbapc.org

Employment Counselors to Contact

Cindy Poirier (bilingual) - Northern Employment Counselor northasets@nbapc.org (Areas surrounding Campbellton, Dalhousie, Bathurst, Miramichi, Doaktown, etc...)

Kimberly Stenger - Western Employment Counselor westasets@nbapc.org (Fredericton and areas surrounding Edmundston, Grand Falls, Woodstock, McAdam, etc...)

Leah Brideau - Southern Employment Counselor southasets@nbapc.org (Fredericton and areas surrounding Saint John, St. Stephen, Sussex Moncton, Richibucto, etc...)

Finance

To view the 2014-2015 Financial Statements please click the following to view the PDF:

NBAPC Financials

TO view the 2014-2015 Financial Statements for ASETS please click the following to view the PDF

ASETS Financials

Education Assistance

Assistance Awards:

Open to all Aboriginal children who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have children attending public school on a full-time basis in New Brunswick. It is intended to aid in the purchase of clothing, books and other relevant items necessary to further the education of the child. Family income must be $30,000.00 or less. Proof of Family Income is required with the application along with receipts for clothing or school supplies.Deadline is September 30th.
Assistance Application

Bursary:

Open to Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and who are attending a Post-Secondary Institution on a full- time basis. This Bursary is available to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are NOT funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. Deadline for this award is September 30th.
Bursary Application

Mildred Nash Memorial Scholarship:

This award is set up in recognition of the important role, contribution and dedication that Mildred Nash had for NBAPC and its youth. The scholarship is open to all Aboriginal students who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council.

The scholarship will be awarded based upon merit and field of study undertaken by the applicant who is or will be attending university on a full time basis. The scholarship will be awarded based upon high school graduate who had obtained at least at 85% grade point average or a university student who has obtained a 3.5 grade point average. Dateline is September 30th.
Mildred Nas Memorial Scholarship


Leadership:

Open to all Aboriginal students who are, or whose parents are members of New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. This award is meant for the in grades 6-12 who have shown, through their extracurricular activities to be potential leaders. This aware is based on recommendations of at least one school official and/or at least one community leader by letters of support stating why the applicant should be considered. Deadline for applying is September 30th.
Leadership Award

Honors:

Honors: Open to all Aboriginal students who are or whose parent are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Must have completed either grades 11 or 12, obtaining a minimum average of 75% for the school year. The award will be granted upon verification of previous year's report card. Awards will be given to 10 applicants. Deadline is September 30th.
Honors Award

Achievement Certificate:

Open to all Aboriginal people who are or whose parents are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and have successfully completed Kindergarten to Grade 9 inclusive. Certificates will be awarded annually upon successful completion of the school year. A copy of the child's report card is required.
Achievement Application


Award for Excellence:

NBAPC has created two awards to recognize the efforts and hard work for members who have graduated from university or a technical (trade or business) school in the past twelve months. Applicant must submit a transcript of their marks, a copy of their diploma and an essay outlining why they believe they should receive this award. You must be a member of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council in order to qualify. Deadline is September 30th.
Ecellence Award

Post-Secondary Intercession / Summer Session:

Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. Not available 15th to Off-Reserve Aboriginal students who are fully funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development or other agencies. Only Tuition fees will be considered in making this award. Deadline is April 30th for Intercession and June 15th for Summer Session.
Intercession/Summer Session

Adult Education:

Open to all Aboriginal people who are members of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council who are not in attendance at a Public School or Post-Secondary Institution on a full-time basis but are enrolled in an Adult Education Course (ie. Upgrading, etc.)

This assistance will only consider the cost of tuition and books. Correspondence courses outside of the Province of New Brunswick are not eligible unless the course or a similar course is not offered in New Brunswick. Priority will be given to courses that enhance the employability of the individual. People applying for this assistance are not eligible if their family income exceeds $25,000.00 per year. There is no deadline for applying for this assistance.
Adult Education

Youth

Youth Coordinator: Corey Martin

Corey is a proud Mi'kmaq from Listuguj and grew up along the scenic Restigouche valley. He has a wife who is his best friend and together they have four wonderful children who are his whole world. Corey has a strong love for the outdoors, and always feels at home when out in Mother Nature. For a little while he had lost his way with his culture but manages to find firm ground and started back on the path on finding his spiritual and cultural identity. He has been walking the red road now for three years and has not felt any better. Corey is a very energetic person and loves to learn new things any chance given, joking around is one of his favourite pass times. He comes from a big family, with 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Corey had graduated from Eastern College with a diploma in Criminology, and has hopes to continue his education into either, psychology or social work. Chocolate is his favorite thing of all time and also enjoys eating new foods. His goal in life is not just to be a great husband and father, but to help as many people as he can while he is here on this earth. Corey is able to see good where others might think is hopeless. He always speaks what's on his mind even though it may be tough, but he does not believe in beating around the bush.

As Youth Project Coordinator with NBAPC, Corey will be working on the Eagle Project. Some of the projects that Corey will be delivering includes a 3 or 4 day culture camp that will be held at Little Lake this summer. Activities at the culture camp will include traditional teachings, the Blanket Exercise, medicine walks, fishing, canoeing, and ceremonies including drumming, smudging, and sweat lodge. Other workshops that will be offered to Youth members are employment skills, resume writing, and job seeking. There will be many opportunities for Youth to be inspired and involved!

Constitution & By-Laws

Youth Representatives

  • Zone 1: Jessica Jalbert
  • Zone 2: Marie Soleil Larocque
  • Zone 3: Renaud Martin
  • Zone 4: Vacant
  • Zone 5: Christy Mellor
  • Zone 6: Jed Palmater
  • Zone 7: Vacant