The NAN Forestry Program provides the following services:
- Technical advice and advocacy to First Nations in NAN on forestry matters while at the same time soliciting their feedback on other lands and resources related issues
- Review, research, analyze and develop policy recommendations in relation to First Nations, federal and provincial government, environmental organizations and the private sector positions, policies and programs in the forestry and related sectors by:
- consulting First Nation organization affiliates and First Nations regarding the impact of existing programs, policies and potential implications
- considering First Nations’ positions relative to government initiatives and by consolidating these various positions into one unified position, where required
- conducting research, analysis, evaluations and reviews in relation to government, environmental and private sector policies and procedures
- identifying, researching and analyzing emerging issues and trends
- developing strategies and policies to deal with existing and proposed government, environmental and private sector policy, programs and legislation
- Advocates the implementation of the NAN First Nations position on free, prior and informed consent with regards to forestry, and related, legislation affecting First Nations.
- Review, consolidate and implement past NAN First Nations positions and initiatives on forestry and related fields.