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Increased First Nations Participation in the Workforce

The BC First Nations Forestry Council works to support sustainable and meaningful career, employment, and business outcomes for First Nations people in the BC forest sector through collaborative partnerships among forest companies and ASETS, while reflecting community cultural values, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights on Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconiliation Commission's Call to Actions.

The Province and First Nations both benefit from a thriving sustainable forest sector that recognizes the key role First Nations play in the economic landscape. All British Columbians benefit from a strong forest sector. First Nations can play an important role in revitalizing the forest sector. The 2009 Working Routable on Forestry recognized that for a vibrant and sustainable forest industry to exist, First Nations should be full partners in its economic development and growth.


Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program

BC First Nations Forestry Council's Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program is designed to provide support for First Nations (status/non-status), Inuit, or Métis Descent students interested in attending full-time studies in a designated post-secondary institution. The program is delivered in partnership with BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP), and provides:

(A) Tuition and living scholarship

(B) Paid summer work-term experience with BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and one-on-one mentorship

(C) Support from your local Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP) centre


Click here to find out more.

International Aboriginal Youth Internship 2019-2020

The First Nations Forestry Council is working with The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, Fair Trade Carbon Uganda and Stratosphere International to provide intern opportunities for Canadian Aboriginal youth in Uganda.

This exciting opportunity is for Aboriginal youth to gain international experience in the areas of Environment, Forestry, and Sustainable Development. 

Read more and apply here.