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Fonds d’initiatives nordiques (FIN) – 34 projects receive $3.3 million in support north of the 49th parallel

Press Release QUEBEC CITY, June 30, 2021 – Thirty–four initiatives, from all regions of Quebec’s northern territory, were selected in the first call for projects of 2021 within the framework…

Forestry in BC – The un-UNDRIP Sector

Press Release Under the current provincial revenue sharing program (Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreements) First Nations communities receive a share of stumpage the Province collects from harvesting activities on…

Government of Yukon and First Nations complete forest plan for Whitehorse and Southern Lakes region

Press Release Joint news release with Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and Carcross/Tagish first Nation After years of collaborative work, the four governments participating in the forest planning…

Poll of Indigenous Peoples Finds Strong Support for Natural Resource Development

Press Release CALGARY, AB, June 16, 2021 – A new poll suggests Indigenous Peoples within Canada are generally more supportive of natural resource development than many might have assumed, said Canada…

Squamish Nation Demands Immediate Moratorium of Old-Growth Logging in its Territory

Press Release On June 10, the Squamish Nation formally gave notice to the Province of B.C. to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Nation’s 690,000 hectares while the…

Old growth harvesting deferred in Fairy Creek, Walbran areas

Press Release VICTORIA – The Province is honouring the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations and deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran…

“Modernizing Forest Policy in BC” Presents a Window of Opportunity

Press Release June 2, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (the “the Forestry Council”) acknowledges the release of the Province of British Columbia’s Intentions Paper, “Modernizing…

Minister O’Regan responds to the NCC letter to the Prime Minister regarding the lack of support for Canada’s natural resource industry in 2021 budget

Press Release Mr. Dale Swampy President National Coalition of Chiefs daleswampy@coalitionofchiefs.ca Dear Mr. Swampy: The Prime Minister’s Office has forwarded to me a copy of your correspondence of May 3,…

BC Government: New vision for sustainable forest policy puts people, communities first

Press Release VICTORIA – The B.C. government has set out its vision for a forestry sector that is more diverse, competitive, focused on sustainability and puts people and communities first. “Forests…

BC First Nations Forestry Council: National Indigenous History Month 2021

Press Release June 1, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – To honor National Indigenous History Month, the BC First Nations Forestry Council is launching an awareness campaign to bring into focus the…

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