First Nations

Working together as responsible stewards of the land.

Conifex acknowledges and respects that the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed by the Crown, as enshrined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

We understand that a collaborative approach with First Nations towards sustainable forest management is critical on our path to becoming leaders in responsibly maximizing fibre value. Our current forestry operations overlap the traditional territories of McLeod Lake Indian Band, Tsay Keh Dene, Kwadacha, Nak’azdli, Tl’azt’en, Yekooche and Takla Lake First Nations.

We are proud to maintain strong relationships with First Nations through regular forest management planning consultations, contracting opportunities, direct employment, various internship and training initiatives and business-to-business arrangements.

We have various agreements with Aboriginal companies to exchange services, products and knowledge, including log procurement, harvesting, silviculture and training. Our major contracts include harvesting and hauling contracts with Chu Cho Logging (Tsay Keh) and Duz Cho Logging (McLeod Lake). We have also formed partnership agreements with Tanizul Timber (Tl’azt’en), Obo Forest Management (Kwadacha) and Three Feathers LP (Kwadacha, Tsay Keh, and McLeod Lake). These agreements are individually tailored to meet specific requirements but are similarly structured, offering forest management services and capacity building opportunities in exchange for harvesting rights on Aboriginal tenures.

In 2008, our three key First Nations groups at our Fort St James location (Takla, Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli), became equity partners in our company and were instrumental in helping establish Conifex’s entry into the forest industry. We have a unique alliance with, and believe our future success is tightly linked to, the success of our First Nations partners and neighbours.

First Nations

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Working together as responsible stewards of the land

Conifex acknowledges and respects that the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed by the Crown, as enshrined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

We understand that a collaborative approach with First Nations towards sustainable forest management is critical on our path to becoming leaders in responsibly maximizing fibre value. Our current forestry operations overlap the traditional territories of McLeod Lake Indian Band, Tsay Keh Dene, Kwadacha, Nak’azdli, Tl’azt’en, Yekooche and Takla Lake First Nations.
We are proud to maintain strong relationships with First Nations through regular forest management planning consultations, contracting opportunities, direct employment, various internship and training initiatives and business-to-business arrangements.

We have various agreements with Aboriginal companies to exchange services, products and knowledge, including log procurement, harvesting, silviculture and training. Our major contracts include harvesting and hauling contracts with Chu Cho Logging (Tsay Keh) and Duz Cho Logging (McLeod Lake). We have also formed partnership agreements with Tanizul Timber (Tl’azt’en), Obo Forest Management (Kwadacha) and Three Feathers LP (Kwadacha, Tsay Keh, and McLeod Lake). These agreements are individually tailored to meet specific requirements but are similarly structured, offering forest management services and capacity building opportunities in exchange for harvesting rights on Aboriginal tenures.

In 2008, our three key First Nations groups at our Fort St James location (Takla, Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli), became equity partners in our company and were instrumental in helping establish Conifex’s entry into the forest industry. We have a unique alliance with, and believe our future success is tightly linked to, the success of our First Nations partners and neighbours.