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Forests Ontario Conference takes over Nottawasaga Inn this Friday

February 7, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir

The Forests Ontario Annual General Meeting will take place in Alliston this Friday.

Taking place at the Nottawasaa Inn, the AGM will include an opening keynote address from Dr. Dan Longboat, Associate Professor in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and Director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences program at Trent University. Dr. Longboat will speak on the subject of “Revitalizing our Relationship with Natural Resources or Natural Relatives.”

Additional speakers include Derek Nighbor of Forest Products Association of Canada, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Chiefs of Ontario, and Al Spacek, former mayor of Kapuskasing, and member of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities Board.

“Our forests are deeply rooted in our daily lives, our histories and our cultures,” say organizers. “Our well-being—past, present and future—is intrinsically intertwined with this vital resource. However, our forests are increasingly impacted by ever-changing factors; societal, economic and environmental. Understanding our connection to our forests, and how our forests define our relationships with one another, is critical to the continued sustainable management of this incredible resource. Join us as we explore these relationships and ensure healthy forests and communities for our future!”

The event will run from 8 – 4.

For more information, including registration, visit


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