Terrace -- First Nations Only Workshops

11 Oct 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm PDT

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Chief and/or Council
10 Oct 2018
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Lands and/or Resource Designate
10 Oct 2018
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Event Details

BC First Nations Forestry Council is holding First Nations-Only Workshops to allow us to gather, review and discuss our findings presented in the 2018 Engagement Sessions Summary Report, based on seven (7) First Nations workshops held earlier this year.

We look to input that will inform development of a shared vision for a revitalized BC First Nations Forest Strategy, and ensure identified priorities reflect community input.


Travel Expense Reimbursement

A maximum of two Nation representatives are eligible for travel expense reimbursements to one workshop. The most cost-effective means of travel will be reimbursed. 

Eligible Expenses

Mileage - $0.50/km

Hotel - one night to a maximum of $125 (incl taxes) unless previously approved in writing 


Airfare (economy)


                             *  Meal per diems and daily incidentals are not available for these workshops

                             **  Receipts are required for all claimed expenses

                             *** Car rentals not available 

For information on Workshops, please contact:
Irma Arkus, 778.318.4819 |  irma@forestrycouncil.ca


For information on Travel and Registration, as well as Dietary Restrictions, please contact: 
Amelia Robinson, 250.720.9308 | amy@forestrycouncil.ca 


BC First Nations Forestry Council:

First Nations Regional Workshops

Best Western Terrace Inn

4553 Greig Ave.

Terrace, BC V8G 1M7

Agenda for First Nations-Only Workshop in Terrace, BC. 


Revising an BC FN Forest Strategy Update and Next Steps
October 11, 2018

8:15 - 8:30

Registration and Refreshments


8:30 - 8:45

Welcome and Opening Prayer

  • Chief Don Roberts


Kitsumkalum Band

8:45 – 10:00

  • Overview of FNFC Structure and Governance
  • 2018 Regional Engagement Sessions
  • Workforce Strategy
  • Forest Technician Training
  • International Aboriginal Youth Internship
  • Open Discussion

Keith Atkinson, CEO


10:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break


10:15 –11:30

Components of a Revised BC FN Forest Strategy and Policy Reform

  • Revenue sharing
  • Tenure reform
  • Timber Supply Review Process
  • Policy and Legislation development and reform
  • Open Discussion

Charlene Higgins, FNFC

11:30 – 12:30

Implementation of UNDRIP and Land Use Planning

  • UNDRIP Implementation – Tools and resources for First Nations
  • Recommendations in the 2018 Summary Report
  • Modernizing Land Use Planning (LUP) & the value of First Nation LUPs – governance and stewardship
  • Ecosystem based stewardship planning (FNFC toolkit)

Open Discussion

Wrap-up; Next Steps

Keith Atkinson & Charlene Higgins



Open Discussion




11 Oct 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm PDT

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  • 4553 Greig Ave, Terrace, BC V8G 1M7, Canada