11/14/2012 07:25 EST | Updated 01/14/2013 05:12 EST

New Brunswick First Nations unveil plan to boost employment and combat poverty

MONCTON, N.B. - The Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick has launched a ten-point plan aimed at combating poverty.

The plan focuses on economic development, job creation and reform of the education and social assistance systems.

To start with, the group is organizing a First Nations economic summit.

As well, the chiefs say they want to create one thousand new jobs within New Brunswick's 15 First Nations communities.