The Aboriginal Forestry page is intended to facilitate Internet users' access specific information on First Nations participation in forestry. It provides a listing of the key opportunities and resources on aboriginal forestry and is not intended to be a source of general information on First Nations.
This page is under development and we welcome your feedback and suggestions to expand our listings.
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources - a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organisation. We were established in 1994 by a group of First Nation Chiefs from across Canada. Through our programs, we take action on climate change, build sustainable communities, protect lands and waters, and conserve biodiversity.
First Nation Information Project - This project is intended to provide a mechanism to share knowledge, interests, and effective practices connecting the Aboriginal community from around this expanse country and the world. Provides a listing of First Nation communities across Canada.
Forest Home Website is a collective effort by members of Canada's forest community to provide tools, news, and information about Aboriginal rights and participation in the forest sector.
Turtle Island Native Network - Internet resources and news, numerous links
National Level - Government, Organizations, and Programs
Aboriginal Forestry Initiative represents a new Government of Canada approach to foster enhanced Aboriginal participation in the competitive and sustainable transformation of Canada's forest sector.
National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA) - promotes and supports increased Aboriginal involvement in forest management and related commercial opportunities, while staying committed to holistic or multiple-use forestry, to build sustainable Aboriginal communities.
Provincial Level - Government, Organizations, Programs, and Companies
Abuntl'at Contracting Ltd is owned and operated by Lenny and Wendy Leon. We are a full phase logging company with over twenty years of operating experience.
British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range: First Nation Relations Branch - We enjoy the valued and trustful relationship with First Nations who successfully contribute to the forest sector and effectively participate in the management of diverse and sustainable forest and range values of BC.
Bull Works is owned and operated by Samual Schooner. The company offers variety of services such as fall and burn, fire suppression, helipad contstruction, brushing and right of way clearing.
Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Natural Resource Management Directory - Administered by the Fraser Basin Council, this directory showcases Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs in the Cariboo Chilcotin region who provide a broad range of natural resource management services and products including forestry.
Coastal First Nations is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii.
First Nations Initiative of the University of British Columbia - Improving partnerships around the forest will greatly benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
FORREX Forest Research Extension Partnership is a British Columbia, Canada-based charitable non-share corporation, founded in 1998 to help people develop science and knowledge-based solutions to complex natural resource challenges. It has an aboriginal forestry program.
Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians Program tracks forestry activities on Haida Gwaii through mapping and the review of cutting plan referrals.
Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. is an innovative First Nations led forest services company operating exclusively within Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. The guiding principles of respect and the interconnectedness of all things provide the foundation for restructuring the economic, ecological and social elements of sustainable resource management in Clayoquot Sound.
Khowutzun Forest Services is owned by the Cowichan Tribes, the largest band in BC, with a population of more than 3,800 community members. The traditional ancestral Cowichan territory is in and around the city of Duncan, B.C. KFS is a full service company providing forest management planning, engineering, silviculture, GIS mapping, and fire suppression services.
Nicola-Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society brings together distinct organizations under one umbrella. Six licensees hold Innovative Forestry Practices Agreements (IFPAs) on the Merritt Timber Supply Area (TSA).
Nupqu Development Corporation is a natural resource management consulting and contracting company proudly owned by the communities of the Ktunaxa Nation. Our organization has a proven track record of natural resource management, operating as the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Development Corporation for over 12 years.
Saulteau First Nation The Land and Resources Department works with Government, industry and scientists to plan and co-manage Saulteau First Nations' land and resources. We also collaborate with Treaty 8 Tribal Association Departments and other Treaty 8 Member Communities to ensure First Nations' participation in all Treaty 8 territorial planning and management according to our rights as set out in Section 35(1) of the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982.This department engages in numerous intercommunication, research, Blueberriestechnical and negotiation activities primarily focused on Forestry, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries.
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Forestry Department assists the member bands with any forestry activities or ventures that they may be pursuing. We also assist in high-level discussions and strategy development with the Ministry of Forests and Industry representatives. It is important to the Forestry Department that the resources in the Secwepemc territory are managed in a sustainable manner and that the Secwepemc people benefit from the resources that are harvested from their territory.
Whitefeather Forest Initiative - The Whitefeather Forest is a northern boreal landscape within the traditional territories of Pikangikum First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. The goal of the initiative is to secure commercial forest management tenure, and forestry and protected areas opportunities within the traditional territories of our First Nation.
NorSask Forest Products is Saskatchewan's largest sawmill and the largest First Nations owned forest products company in Canada. With over 40 years of history in Meadow Lake, NorSask is proud to be a major employer in the area and to share its success with the nine First Nations who are its owners.