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West Fraser partners with Woodland Cree First Nation – Canadian Forest Industries

March 18, 2024

West Fraser and the Woodland Cree First Nation recently signed a Good Relations Agreement to mark a new era of partnership, mutual respect, and exploration of economic opportunities. The agreement solidifies a commitment to build a positive, sustainable, and mutually beneficial relationship based on respect, trust, and recognition of each other’s roles, rights, and responsibilities.

“The signing of this Good Relations Agreement is a testament to our shared commitment to building a future of collaboration. By working hand in hand, we aim to work on economic opportunities, foster environmental stewardship and contribute to the well-being of Woodland Cree First Nation” stated Jed Begin, general manager, Slave Lake Veneer.

“On behalf of myself and Council, we are proud of this precedent-setting agreement. It is rooted in the principles of meaningful collaboration, accommodation and co-management,” said Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, Woodland Cree First Nation.

“The agreement provides a positive example for industry and government in its ability to generate shared value through partnership,” said Councillor Joseph Whitehead Jr. Woodland Cree First Nation.

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