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Aboriginal-Forest Sector Partnerships: Lessons For Future Collaboration

A Joint Study by:
The National Aboriginal Forestry Association
and The Institute On Governance

June 2000

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Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Organization of Report

2 Forces Driving The Formation Of Aboriginal Partnerships In The Forest Sector
2.1 Overview of Industry Importance
2.2 International Commitments to Sustainable Forestry
2.3 Canadian Initiatives Influencing Partnerships
2.4 Conclusions

3 The Nature And Extent Of Aboriginal Partnerships In The Forest Industry
3.1 Overview of Partnerships Types
3.2 Joint Ventures
3.3 Cooperative Business Arrangements
3.4 Forest Services Contracting
3.5 Socio-Economic Partnerships
3.6 Forest Management Planning
3.7 Summary: The Extent of Partnerships Across Canada

4 Making Partnerships Work: Lessons From Literature
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Culture and Business
4.3 Considerations in Establishing Joint Ventures
4.4 Community-Based Partnerships
4.5 Conclusions

5 Making Partnerships Work: Lessons From Case Studies
5.1 C-GED Forest Products and Interpac
5.2 Little Red River Cree Nation and Tallcree First Nation
5.3 Woodland Cree Resources and Wapawekka Lumber
5.4 Nabakatuk Forest Products Inc.

6 Concluding Observations On Key Issues

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