Pacheedat First Nation and Teal Jones sign joint working agreements
by CM Staff
The parties aim to identify specific forestry, business, commercial, and employment opportunities within the Nation’s traditional territories.
Port Renfrew — The Pacheedaht First Nation and Teal Jones have signed a MOU to create a framework for engaging in dialogue to identify areas of joint opportunity for economic activities that are also in balance with continued stewardship of the land and water.
The parties aim to identify specific forestry, business, commercial, and employment opportunities within the Nation’s traditional territories and pursue them through joint working agreements.
“Since taking responsibility for managing Tree Farm Licence 46 in our territory in 2004 Teal Jones has consistently demonstrated respect for our rights and values,” said Pacheedaht First Nation Chief Jeff Jones in a statement.
“The MOU will build upon our existing relationship and commits us to working together to identify and pursue business endeavors, create new employment and training opportunities for our community members, and to ensure our way of life and environment are protected for future generations through an IRMP.”
The MOU further affirms the parties’ commitment to continue collaborating on Teal Jones’ forest management plans on Tree Farm License 46, to pursue the creation of good jobs and training opportunities in forestry with Pacheedaht First Nation members, to recognize the integrity of forest resources, cultural heritage value, and the environment.”