Now is the time for a fundamental shift in how your needs and values can be heard collectively and become actionable. BC First Nations need to be key players in the revitalization of the forest sector in BC. Our Goal is to ensure every First Nation in BC is involved in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources in their territory. We are also working to increase meaningful career, employment, and business outcomes for First Nations people in the BC forest sector.
This category of membership applies to any BC First Nation that supports the BC First Nations Forestry Council in advocating for an increased role of First Nations in the governance of forest lands and resources, and participation in the forest sector.
We do not represent the Nations, nor are we a consultatory body.
First Nations are represented on the Board of Directors by selected representatives from the BC Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit, and the Union of Indian Chiefs.
$500 per year.
This membership applies to any BC First Nations forestry business that holds a forest agreement/licence/tenure or manages title/treaty lands.
Business Members (Tenure) have the rights to notice of, to attend, to speak, and to vote at Annual General Meetings and have the right to be a candidate for a seat on the Board of Directors for the BC First Nations Forestry Council.
$0.10 per m3 (maximum $5000) per year.
Associate members are any BC First Nations businesses that support forestry operations including harvesting, manufacturing, silviculture, environmental, and non-timber resource businesses.
Business Members (Associate) have the rights to notice of, to attend, to speak, and to vote at Annual General Meetings and have the right to be a candidate for a seat on the Board of Directors for the BC First Nations Forestry Council.
$750 per year.
The BC First Nations Forestry Council is committed to supporting all forms of education and training for First Nations in forestry. This is a core pillar of the organization's mission to increase the participation and success of First Nations in the BC forest sector's workforce.
$75 per year.