IOG Policy Brief No. 22: The Task Ahead: Advancing First Nations Forest Sector Participation
This policy brief considers a number of paths in advancing First Nations participation in the forest sector. It is based a larger study which was sponsored by Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), the First Nations Forestry Program (FNFP), and the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA), and had the purpose of analysing the policy context in each province and territory nationwide and its impact on First Nations – forest industry relationships. The policy brief contains a number of recommendations for how First Nations, forest sector firms, provincial and federal governments can work together to achieve progress. Significant advances have been made over the decades, but much more needs to be done – many of Canada’s poorest First Nations simply have no other promising path to development.