Manitoba signs agreement with Norway House Cree Nation on forestry development

The Manitoba government and Norway House Cree Nation have signed a memorandum of agreement on forestry development.

Chief Larson Anderson says it’s a resolution to controversial forest harvesting that occurred previously.

Anderson says the government has agreed to ensure appropriate consultation and share in the financial benefits of future resource development.

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Among the commitments in the memorandum, the government says it will support the creation of a community-run, multi-year tree planting program that will train and employ youth and community members.

There are also commitments for a traditional land-use study, as well as a community allocation of timber for use in Norway House Cree Nation’s sawmills to build close to 500 homes in the community.

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