The heart of this book is a set of seven fundamental truths that for thousands of years have guided Coastal
First Nations. Frank Brown and Y. Kathy Brown assembled these truths through interviews with and
advice from elders from three different Coastal First Nations: Pauline Waterfall (Hilistis), from Heiltsuk,
For as many as 160 of the 200 First Nations communities in BC, the forestry business offers the main option for economic development in the foreseeable future.
The forest sector, a mainstay of the Canadian economy, generates about $74 billion in revenues annually – including $43 billion in forest products exports – and is the source of 361,400 direct jobs.1 While First Nations make up a significant portion of the population living in and around the forest, studies indicate that they remain underrepresented in the forest sector in terms of
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