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 Reconciliation 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. 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.