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Last Updated September 15, 2015

About CAID

 

Aboriginal economic developments and Indigenous trade and commerce systems must be founded upon traditional values and roles to be sustainable. CAID resulted from the recognition for a need to provide a not-for-profit, non-governmental service (NGO) able to help reestablish these traditional Aboriginal infrastructures. CAID is designed to share professional expertise with Aboriginal people plus facilitate information collection and organization on traditional law and roles.

CAID’s objective is to help Canada’s First Peoples rebuild self-sustaining infrastructure in a traditional framework. Culturally appropriate infrastructures will empower permanent solutions to problems plaguing Aboriginal communities. By enabling tradition-based indigenous infrastructure development, Aboriginal people can live traditional lives with modern sustainable economic developments that integrate culture-based businesses and institutions into the global system. These reestablished Aboriginal societal infrastructures will reverse aboriginal poverty cycles and empower Aboriginal people to choose their own destiny.

Canada declared an end to its policies of forced Aboriginal assimilation. Unfortunately, through forced assimilation policies already embedded throughout Canada’s infrastructure, Canadian federal, provincial and territorial government programs still withhold funds and expertise that prevent Aboriginal rights from being realized. First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities have no funds to finance, and no infrastructure to facilitate, rebuilding what Canada destroyed. CAID's facilitatory role is to help identify, define, and harmonize these missing Aboriginal infrastructures with modern infrastructure to bring traditional values and lifestyles into the global system; to provide a process where the rights of First Nation, Inuit and Métis Canadians are truly equal to the rights of non-Aboriginal Canadians.

CAID is not a church, does not build churches and is not a religion. CAID was founded by people who believe in sharing freely to remedy wrongs done to Aboriginal people in Canada.

About Dr. Richard G. Herbert

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