FIRST NATIONS WILDCRAFTERS, BC
specializing in cultural resources and other value added forest products and services
First Nations Wildcrafters, BC provides a wide range of professional services to meet our clients'
dynamic and unique specific needs.  

Our consultation services are a great benefit when a client is in need of "up to speed"
competency that is able to be readily implemented.  Our strengths include bringing to the table
the ability to work with meeting the unique needs of our clients when cookie cutter or status quo
approaches are not meeting their needs.   Our strengths also include the ability to work with
multiple stake holders in complex situations.

Our operational capacity and experience provides us the ability to work on short or  term specific
needs of clients, such as proposal writing, conference planning, business plan development, and
culturally appropriate project management and implementation.

We design and deliver training and workshop support specific to meeting the needs of our
clients.  We do not deliver "out of the box" solutions as each community and client is unique.  We
respect the unique needs of our clients and as such we are able to provide relevant content that
can be readily utilized and implemented for short term and long term outcomes and legacy
benefits.


Key Business Benchmarks

2014

  • Received contract from BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    Competitiveness and Innovation Branch to develop Vancouver Island First Nations Conifer
    Oils Development Strategy

  • Represented the BC First Nations Forestry Council as Co-Chair of "Shared Pen" Cultural
    Heritage Resources/Non-Timber Forest Resources/First Nations Woodlands Licence
    Policy Development Workgroup between the BC First Nations Forestry Council and the BC
    Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations.

2013

  • Worked on Screening of Application for the Proposed Underground Raven Coal Project
    on behalf of Tseshaht First Nation on the Intergovernmental Work Group of the BC
    Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

  • Project Manager for BC First Nations Forestry Council on Briefing Document for Cultural
    Resources and Non-Timber Values for BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural
    Resource Operations.  This included a policy analysis of the First Nations Woodlands
    License.


2012

  • Project Manager of Phase Four of Alternate Crops Forest Farming Pilot Project on behalf
    of Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation and the Sustainable Agriculture
    Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture (AGRI)

  • Coordinator of the Vancouver Island and Coast First Nations Indigenous Foods Network
    5th Annual Traditional Foods Conference

  • Representative for Tseshaht First Nation on Intergovernmental Work Group on the
    Environmental Impact Study for the Raven Coal Project.  

  • Providing consultant services for Tseshaht First Nation on Environmental Impact Study for
    Raven Coal Project under review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and
    BC Environmental Assessment Office

  • Awarded Phase Four contract from the BC Minister of Agriculture to develop and deliver
    BC Supplemental Training for Good Agricultural and Collection Practices

  • Received contract from BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    Competitiveness and Innovation Branch to develop Vancouver Island First Nations Conifer
    Oils Development Strategy

  • Co-hosted Vancouver Island First Nations Forestry Forum with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal
    Council and First Nations Forestry Council.

2011

  • Received 2011 Best Environmental and Sustainable Business of the Year Award from the
    Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation

  • Received 2011 Agri-food Business of the Year Award from the Mid-Island Science,
    Technology and Innovation Council

  • Project Manager on Phase Three of Alternate Crops Forest Farming Pilot Project on
    behalf of Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation and the Sustainable
    Agriculture Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture

  • Awarded Phase Three and Four contracts from the BC Minister of Agriculture to develop
    and deliver BC Supplemental Training for Good Agricultural and Collection Practices

  • Became member of West Island Woodlands Advisory Group for Island Timberlands


2010





  • Awarded Contract from the BC Ministry of Agriculture to develop Phase Two of the
    Agroforestry Alternative Crops Forest Farming Pilot Project Implementation Plan.

2009







2008  


  • Expanded to Thrifty Foods retail stores, organic food distributors and convention center
    chefs with wild harvested foods

  • Project Manager for developing Non Timber Forest Product Post Harvesting Training
    Program for the Ministry of Forests and Range Aboriginal Affairs Branch.

2007





2006  

  • The business expanded into a non timber forest product buying station operation.  


2005

  • Received Tseshaht First Nations Band Council Resolution supporting establishment of
    business on the Tseshaht Indian Reserve in November 2005.




2001

  • Began as a home based business making Christmas garlands and wreathes.
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