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B.C.’s indigenous foresters look to make ties with Japan

Dec. 10, 2016 - Terry Teegee wears many hats. He is a registered professional forester, a member of the Takla Lake First Nation and tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. He is currently visiting Japan as part of the province of B.C.'s annual forestry industry trade mission to Asia.

Teegee told the Black Press, "I'm here to assist the province in terms of promoting B.C. forest products, Canadian forest products, which we're very much involved with because we hold tenures, we have companies." He said, "We do have ownership of mills. That's what basically drives our economy too."

Teegee is one of many aboriginal forestry professionals in B.C. who work to conserve the environment through sustainable forestry practices.

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December 10, 2016  By  Tamar Atik

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