New forestry alliance exploring opportunities in Prince Albert area – Prince Albert Daily Herald

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January 10, 2019

New alliance made up of 13 First Nations holds over half of the allocated and active wood supply in Saskatchewan hopes to create jobs, ensure sustainable forests

A new partnership between 13 First Nations hopes to help “influence, initiate and execute” potential opportunities in the forestry sector within the communities’ ancestral lands, including potential development in the Prince Albert area.

The forestry agreement, announced Thursday, brings together Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Big River First nation, Pelican Lake First Nation, Witchekan Lake First Nation and Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

“An empowered collection of 13 First Nations will exercise their financial resources to leverage and partner with new business interests while maintaining the traditional use integrity of their ancestral lands,” a press release said.

Work on the agreement began several years ago with the intention of uniting the groups under one alliance.

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