BECOME A MEMBER

BC First Nations have become increasingly involved in the forest sector as tenure holders, small business operators, forest managers, technicians and forest sector employees. Our Nations currently hold over 260 forest licenses with access to more than 10 million m3 per year.

In order for FNFC to support your community and to effectively organize and implement services on your behalf and exclusively for you, we are launching a new Membership program to include a due-paying membership classes – Affiliate Membership and Business Membership - to allow and invite new categories of members to join the Forestry Council. *Note: fees are waived for 2017!

First Nations Forestry Membership Levels
 

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES:

FIRST NATIONS BUSINESS CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY

DUES

Business Tenure (First Nation)
  • Industries: Tenure or forest sector
  • Over 10,000 m3 in previous year
  • First Nations owned (over 50%)
$0.10/m3 OR Maximum $5000 per year
Aboriginal Forest Business (sole prorietor)
  • First Nations owned business with less than 10,000 m3
  • industries: logging, lumber, pulp and paper, support, etc. 
$375 per year
Small Business (less than 50 people)    $750 per year
Big Business (more than 50 people)   $1500 per year

FN Business Tenure Application  

FIRST NATIONS AFFILIATE CATEGORY

(non-forestry businesses)

DUES

Small Business (less than 50 people)  $375
Big Business (more than 50 people) $750
Individual (First Nations) $75
Nation Registration FREE 

FN Band Registration Application

FN Affiliate (Business and Individual) Application

GENERAL AFFILIATE CATEGORY

(non-FN)

DUES

Small Business (less than 50 people) 

$500

Big Business (more than 50 people)

$100
Individual (non-First Nations) $75

General Affiliate Application

*All applications are subject to approval by the FNFC Board of Directors.

For more info, to register or if you have any questions, please email our Membership Coordinator!

FOUNDING MEMBERS

The First Nations Forestry Council was created by our communities Leaders in 2006 and was born from the First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group. The First Nations Summit (FNS), Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) are the Founding Members of the Forestry Council and as such appoint a Director to exercise the rights of membership on behalf of its organization and are accountable to, and receive direction from First Nations leaders in BC.

The Founding Members retain the right to vote on behalf of our First Nation communities. However it is important that our communities and leaders are engaged in and have access to information connected to Forestry Council activities and operations as they relate to the 2008 Action Plan; therefore, signing up will ensure you get the most up-to-date details. It will also serve to provide regular communications on the status of the forest industry and relevant issues as it relates to our communities and businesses.