Canadian government invests in Indigenous-led forestry projects
October 30, 2018 | 10:33 am CDT
CANADA - The Canadian government will invest $743,000 in various Indigenous people to ensure they participate in forestry and natural resource projects.
The money will specifically go toward the Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs Forum, a group that fights for greater access to natural resources for its Indigenous members.
“Indigenous participation in the forest sector will position these communities for economic diversification and meaningful participation in forest management, and it lays the foundation for future development. This investment will continue to benefit the surrounding communities by creating good jobs and providing Indigenous-led development solutions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, in a statement.
This opportunity was co-funded by NRCan’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) and Indigenous Services Canada’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative, facilitating economic development in Indigenous communities that rely on forests and Canada’s emerging forest bioeconomy.
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