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CREATING JOBS: FIRST NATIONS FORESTRY PROGRAM EXTENDED


July 3, 2001
By Pulp & Paper Canada

OTTAWA, ON — The Government of Canada will continue supporting innovative First Nations forestry initiatives as Ra…

OTTAWA, ON — The Government of Canada will continue supporting innovative First Nations forestry initiatives as Ralph Goodale, Minister of Natural Resources Canada and Robert Nault, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, today announced the First Nation Forestry Program will be extended until the end of March, 2002. The FNFP aims to improve economic conditions in First Nations’ communities by providing the opportunity to enhance their capacity to manage forests; operate and participate in forest-based businesses; and increase cooperation and partnerships among First Nations.

Since 1996, the FNFP has supported close to 1 000 projects with $25 million in federal funding, created 55 000 weeks of work and helped 3 900 First Nations workers gain valuable job experience.

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