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2024 Spring - FNFC-FOR Regional Sessions: Open House

 

The Forestry Council has entered into a working group with the BC Provincial Government. This working group is focused on facilitating engagement between First Nations and the Province to collaborate on meaningful policy initiatives. The Forestry Council’s role is to help in developing pathways for First Nations communities to safely engage, to provide reliable and timely information, and to create a space for meaningful dialogue where Nations voices can be heard and reflected in policy initiatives. 

 

The goal of these First Nations only one-day sessions are to focus on open discussion surrounding ongoing forest sector changes.

 

Download a copy of the agenda here.

 

Location

Date

Venue

Registration Link

 

 

 

 

Nanaimo

January 31st, 2024

Vancouver Island Conference Center

HERE

Chilliwack

February 28th, 2024

Fraser River Lodge

HERE

Kelowna

March 13th, 2024

UBC – Okanagan Campus

HERE

Terrace

April 3rd, 2024

Best Western Inn

HERE

Quesnel

May 1st, 2024

College of New Caledonia

HERE

 

 

 

Agenda  

Topic 

Time  

Breakfast 

8:00am-9:00am 

Cultural welcome 

9:00am-9:15am 

Opening remarks & orientation to the session 

  • Overview of the day 
  • Review of upcoming and ongoing policy items 

9:15am-9:45am 

Dialogue on Assurance and Engagement  

  • Overview on current engagement approaches 
  • Open floor discussion on engagement (what’s working, what’s not working) 
  • Q&A

9:45am-10:45am 

 

 

 

 

 

Break  

10:45am –11:00am 

Operational Opportunities 

  • FNFC Opportunities Register 
  • Value-Added Accelerators 
  • Forest Landscape Plans 

11:00am – 12:00pm 

Lunch 

12:00pm – 1:00pm 

First Nations Only Caucus on Regional Issues  

  • Discussion and review of regional operational issues as well as opportunities and collaborations 
  • FNFC Q&A 

1:00pm – 2:30pm 

 

Break 

2:30pm – 2:45pm 

Dialogue Circle  

  • Open floor discussion with Provincial staff and policy teams 
  • Government Q&A 

2:45pm-4:00pm 

Reflections & wrap up  

4:00pm – 4:30pm 

Value-Added Accelerators - Exploring First Nations Opportunities  

  • (Open House – refreshments and snacks provided) 

4:30pm – 6:30pm 

 

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