Skeena Sawmills tenures are situated within the traditional territories of numerous First Nation groups. Skeena respects the historical and cultural interests of First Nations people, and recognizes our responsibility to work to protect those interests. It is our goal to seek respectful, mutually beneficial relationships with First Nation communities that promote a positive understanding of each other’s interests, values, and goals. We believe that through mutually beneficial relationships we can work to increase the economic benefit from the forest sector for First Nation communities.
We take a proactive approach to community engagement and work to improve our relationships with First Nations. To continue strengthening, this commitment Skeena aims to:
- Support long-term relationships based on mutual understanding and respect of each other’s interests and goals;
- Maintain and improve communications with local First Nations people;
- Establish an inclusive process that identifies and promotes opportunities and works to address and resolve conflicts if they arise; and,
- Provide and support training initiatives for First Nations people.