First Nations

CCCR has had the privilege of working with First Nations governments for over three decades:

  • In the Yukon, CCCR is carrying out a 3-year process of organizational development with the Teslin Tlingit Council, a self-governing First Nation. The result: a 5-year integrated strategic plan and budget, and measures for tracking progress. In addition, Teslin has greater capacity in governance and management to shape and direct change.
  • Assistance assessing opportunities and negotiating joint ventures. On Vancouver Island for example, CCCR was the lead negotiator in the creation of MaMook-Coulson. This joint venture brought together five First Nations and several components of the Coulson Group of Companies in an agreement that involved Aboriginal participation in value-added wood manufacturing as well as other aspects of harvesting and engineering.
  • The Nuu-Chah-Nulth Forestry Study was a landmark action-research project that CCCR carried out on the west coast of Vancouver Island in order to develop a strategy for advancing the interests of the 14 Nuu-Chah-Nulth member First Nations in the forestry industry.
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt, B.C.): CCCR designed 10 six-day courses to increase First Nation capacity in community economic development.