Vancouver, BC– The Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC) has announced their full support of the BC First Nations Forest Strategy. “We applaud FSC for leading by example as the first forest certification system in British Columbia to align themselves with a Forest Strategy informed directly by Nations for over a decade,” tells Chief Bill Williams, President and Chair of the Board for the BC First Nations Forestry Council. Released in May 2019, the Forest Strategy was developed in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development to advance reconciliation and support the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It was fully endorsed by BC First Nations through resolutions passed by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the First Nations Summit, and the BC Assembly of First Nations in 2019.
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