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IFSP Blog: Applying what I Learn to what I Do

May 22, 2020 (Prince George, BC) - After working five summers and two winter seasons as a forest technician in training and really enjoying the practical side of forestry and being outdoors, it was clear to me that I should explore the possibility of getting my degree.

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IFSP Blog: Getting unstuck: “Be committed to do what it takes”

May 8, 2020 (Douglas Lake, BC) - My name is Charmagne Moise. I am Dakelh from Nak’azdli Whut’en and I am from the Lh’ts’umusyoo (Beaver) clan. My love for being outside and working with people has led me to wanting to become an Applied Biology Technician. Thanks to the Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program, I hope to get there within the next five years.

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IFSP Blog: "How I Was Able to Learn by Doing"

April 28, 2020 (Merritt, BC) - My name is Jenna McKenna and I am from the small town of Merritt, BC. I am currently in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science program at Thompson Rivers University. I chose this program to specialize in a variety of different areas of the natural resource sector. This not only provides more ...

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Bill 41: A Step In The Right Direction Towards Making First Nations Full Partners In The Forest Sector

November 27, 2019 (Victoria, BC) – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) applauds the BC government on being the first in Canada to table and pass legislation (Bill 41) that implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as part of the Province’s commitment to reconciliation with First Nations.

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BC First Nations Program Gives Indigenous Students a Chance to Participate in Forestry

 

17 September 2019, Vancouver BC - The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) has awarded 21 study and work scholarships for Indigenous students from over 17 Nations across the province this year, a record number for the program since its inception.

The Indigenous Forestry Training Program (IFTP) was launched by FNFC in 2012 in partnership with both the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Ope...

 

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First Nations Forest Strategy launched at 1st Annual BC FNFC Conference in Kelowna, BC
 

25 June 2019, Syilx Unceded Territories/Kelowna, BC – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) held the first annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Forestry Conference this week at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna within the unceded territory of the Syilx Peo...

 

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FNFC Hosts Career Fairs to Increase Indigenous Forestry Opportunities


11 February 2019, North Vancouver, BC – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is organizing three career fair events, the 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs, scheduled to be held in Nanaimo, Kamloops and North Vancouver.   The 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs are held from 10:00 a.m....

 

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FNFC Announces Appointment of New CEO


31 January 2019, North Vancouver, BC – We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charlene Higgins, as the First Nations Forestry Council’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immed...

 

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New Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices Program Open to Applicants


28 November 2018 - Vancouver Island University is launching a new Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices Program, aimed at providing students with the foundation skills and knowledge to work safely, productively and sustainably in a harvesting environment. Applications are now open for this 12-week session that...

 

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FESBC Announces Next Proposal Intake (October 1 to November 30, 2018)


31 Oct 2018 - The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is accepting proposal submissions from October 1 – November 30, 2018. Proposals must be submitted through the FESIMS portal. Email or hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Proposal submission priorities: Intake 5A – Carbon Emissions Re...

 

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