Community forests give decision-making and benefits back to First Nations – featuring the Chinook Community Forest

The Chinook Community Forest is a bold partnership built of six Indigenous communities and two local governments with each holding equal shares: Burns Lake Band, Village of Burns Lake, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Regional District (Area B and E), Skin Tyee First Nation, and Wet’suwet’en First Nation. They are navigating the challenges of governance and learning to work together for the benefit of all their communities. Over the last two years it has awarded over $500,000 in contracts to First Nation partners creating benefits of local work and capacity building.

Read more about the benefits of community forests in the 2019 Indicators Report.


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