Huu-ay-aht First Nations and C̕awak ʔqin Forestry are pleased to announce Honourable Minister Katrine Conroy as a keynote speaker at the Anacla Old Growth Summit on April 28, 2022.
As the B.C. Minister of Forests, Katrine Conroy is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water, and other land-based resources. The Ministry works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies.
Along with Minister Katrine Conroy, there will also be presentations from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skowkale First Nation, Huu-ay-aht First Nations and C̕awak ʔqin Forestry.
“The time is now for First Nations to take back responsibility for the stewardship of the land and lead the decision making processes when it comes to how to plan for and manage our natural resources,” said Robert J. Dennis Sr., Chief Councillor, Huu-ay-aht First Nations. “This Summit will enable sovereign Nations to share the important work they are doing and stewardship decisions they are making for the benefit of their members or citizens, their lands and waters, and all British Columbians. Our land is our culture and it is our stewardship decisions that count.”
The summit is by invite only, but for those wishing to attend, a live stream has been set up for anyone to watch online: huuayaht.org/huu-ay-aht-old-growth-summit-2022
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