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Feds to fund Manitoba First Nation’s forestry operation


August 12, 2019
By Ellen Cools
Ellen Cools

The Canadian government today announced a $50,500 investment in the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, a Swampy Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located in northeast Birch River, Man.

The money will help the First Nation launch a feasibility study and a business plan for a logging operation and forest development activities, such as land-use planning, forestry practices, long-term forestry planning and reforestation.

The funding comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI).

“Investing in Canada’s forest sector contributes to economic growth and job creation in rural, remote and Indigenous communities while promoting clean energy solutions for future generations. We are proud to support Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation’s efforts to achieve forest sustainability,” said Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi in a statement.