Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate
About MAARS








About MAARS


The Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate (MAARS) is a partnership of the Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization Councils (Native Councils) for the large communities of Mi'Kmaq, Malecite and Passamaquoddy Aboriginal Peoples continuing to reside on their traditional ancestral homeland territories throughout the Maritime Region on the East Coast of Canada. MAARS is funded through the Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management (AAROM) program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada as well as some contributions from the Native Councils.
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Regional Community


The Mi'Kmaq, Malecite and Passamaquoddy Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, continuing on their traditional ancestral homelands throughout the Maritime Region, are sometimes referred to as the traditional homelands Aboriginal Peoples or off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples.

Our Community of Aboriginal Peoples resolved in the early 1970s to end the disaggregating, disruptive and marginalizing social and economic actions, policies and situations created to dispossess and disinherit our continuum as the Aboriginal Peoples of the Maritimes.
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Regional Community Watersheds


The work of MAARS covers aquatic activities in all watersheds that empty into and encompass the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy.
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MAARS Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives


MAARS VISION

Building multi-stakeholder partnerships, developing greater capacity and supporting effective participation and involvement in decision making governance in aquatic resources, oceans management and the commercial fishery.
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MAARS MISSION

Collectively advancing the rightful share to aquatic resources for the sustained economic growth of the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples.
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MAARS GOAL

Advancing Aboriginal Fisheries & Oceans Entities Best Practices, Management and Decision Making.
The MAARS goal is embodied in a set of 13 goals.
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MAARS OBJECTIVES

MAARS is a focal point for gathering, compiling, assessing, synopsizing, measuring and evaluating options and approaches and providing advice so that the three MAARS partner organizations may make well-informed decisions in regards to aquatic resources, oceans management, commercial fisheries, and governance.
MAARS has thirteen specific objectives detailed in a five year work plan.
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MAARS Partners


The Mi'kmaq, Malecite, Passamaquoddy/Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, continuing on traditional ancestral homelands, sometimes referred to as the traditional homelands Aboriginal Peoples or off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples, throughout the North East Maritime Region of East Coast North America resolved in the early 1970s to end the plight of social, economic, political and distinctive cultural exclusion from the Federation of the Peoples of Canada.

The communities in the region organized themselves to establish their collective voice to the councils of governments, and to work in partnership for their inclusion in all spheres of life in Canada, as the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada - the first peoples of the first nations of Aboriginal Peoples in this region - the Mi'Kmaq, Malecite, and Passamaquoddy.
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Regional Community
Community Watersheds
MAARS Vision, Mission,
Goals & Objectives

MAARS Partners
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©2014 Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (MAPC-MAARS)

172 Truro Heights Road
Truro Heights, Nova Scotia
B6L 1X1 Canada

Tel: 902.895.2982
Fax: 902.895.3844
Toll Free: 1.855.858.7240
E-mail: maars@mapcorg.ca



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