First Nations Leadership Council Information Bulletin – March 2008
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2
The First Nations Leadership Council and the First Nations Forestry Council hosted a BC First Nations Forestry Forum on March 11-13, 2008. The outcome of the Forum is a draft “BC First Nations Forestry Action Plan” that will serve to guide the activities of the First Nations Forestry Council in the coming years. The First Nations Forestry Council is encouraging First Nations and their forestry professionals to provide us with further input into the draft Action Plan until May 16, 2008. After this time, it will go for resolution of the BCAFN, FNS and UBCIC. To obtain a copy of the draft Action Plan, and/or a copy of the transcript of the First Nations Forestry Forum, please contact: [email protected] January 2008, Premier Campbell announced the creation of a Forestry Roundtable which will hold discussions around the province and develop recommendations to improve forestry in British Columbia. Dave Porter and Chief Lynda Price have been appointed to this Roundtable, which will be chaired by Minister Coleman and include members from government, labour, academia, and other groups.
The First Nations Forestry Council, as part of its ongoing lobbying efforts regarding the mountain pine beetle, recently presented to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, and stressed the need to provide immediate support to First Nations facing risks of wildfire, and requiring support for economic, social, and cultural sustainability.
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