The Forest Home website is a collective effort by members of Canada's forest community to provide tools, news, and information about Aboriginal rights and participation in the forest sector. The focus of the website is Canada, but we also provide information and links to international organizations and trends.
Much of the information here will be of interest to a general audience; however, we mainly strive to provide materials that will help those working in the field of Aboriginal forestry to do their jobs better.
The project to develop and maintain the Forest Home website arose out of efforts to implement the 2003-2008 National Forest Strategy (NFS) of Canada. Theme 3 of the NFS is "Rights and Participation of Aboriginal Peoples", and as designated Champion of Theme 3 the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA) convened a team of diverse parties to implement the action items identified under the theme. One of the projects that the team initiated in this role is the Forest Home website.
NAFA and partners do not necessarily endorse organizations or information accessed through this website. Our intention is to provide a broad range of viewpoints, highlighting the perspectives of Aboriginal peoples without excluding others.