Indigenous Consultation and Forestry: Finding common ground and learning from Indigenous knowledge

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Indigenous Consultation and Forestry: – Finding common ground and learning from Indigenous knowledge

The CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section hosted a technical session on November 14, 2019 for forestry professionals, Indigenous community representatives and students interested in networking, collaborating and expanding their understanding of Indigenous consultation, policy and Indigenous knowledge. The event took place at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre in Edmonton Alberta.

Continuing Competence:

AAFMP CCP, Category 1, up to 6.5 hours credit


Presentation material of the technical session can be found below.

Keywords: Canadian Institute of Forestry – CIF, Rocky Mountain Section, Indigenous consultation, Indigenous knowledge, wildfire

Speaker Title Video
Heather Poitras Elder in Residence, Canadian Forest Service and Indigenous Services Canada
Relationship building
 Peggy Smith Lakehead University
Educating foresters about Indigenous rights: The Ontario Professional Foresters Association approach
Vince Biamonte  Indigenous Relations, Government of Alberta
First Nations and Metis settlement consultation – forestry
Presentation not provided for distribution.
Jacob Handel  Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
A journey through consultation and engagement
Sonja Leverkus Shifting Mosaics Consulting
Putting fire out on the land: implementation of traditional and historical fire practices
 Kurtis Blaikie-Birkigt Tree Time
Bridging the gap between archaeology and consultation
Andrew de Vries Tolko Industries
Northwest Collaboration- Balancing First Nation, Conservation and Forestry Economic Values
Pat McCormack Native Bridges Consulting
Ethnohistory of burning in Northern Alberta
Matt Munson Assert Aboriginal Consultation Services
Some Meaningful and Collaborative Planning and Consultation Approaches for Forestry Professionals and Indigenous Communities
Discussion Panel Improving relationships by bridging the gap between Indigenous and western cultures

  • Fabian Grey- Consulting manager for Whitefish lake First Nation
  • April Connolly- Senior advisor of Indigenous initiatives, Government of Alberta
    Forestry and Indigenous Knowledge in Alberta
  • Heather Poitras- Elder in Residence, Canadian Forest Service and Indigenous Services Canada