Feds invest $240K to expand forestry transportation activities in Kebaowek First Nation
By Ellen Cools
The federal government is investing $240,000 in the Kebaowek First Nation to support the expansion of forest sector transportation activities in the community.
The funds have helped the community buy an additional transportation truck to support training activities, which has consequently allowed the community to expand its workforce.
“Through Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative program, we will continue to invest and support sustainable forest management practices while providing meaningful training and employment in the forestry sector. This investment will help Kebaowek First Nation to use our traditional lands to grow a forestry business that is sustainable and profitable. This means good jobs for the members of the community,” said Kebaowek First Nation Chief Lance Haymond in a statement.