IOG Policy Brief No. 22: The Task Ahead: Advancing First Nations Forest Sector Participation

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Authors: Jake Wilson & John Graham

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.

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Institute on Governance

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Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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