The Northeast Superior Forest Community (NSFC) is a partnership between six northern Ontario municipalities and the Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs Forum which represents six First Nation communities which have come together with common goals and objectives under the banner of Natural Resources Canada’s Forest Communities Program.
The NSFC is one of 11 Forest Community sites funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Forest Communities Program, and part of a network of 15 sites across the country who combine to form the Canadian Model Forest Network.
The NSFC’s 6 partner municipalities stretch from Hornepayne in the north, through to Manitouwadge in the west, and also include Chapleau, Wawa, Dubreuilville, and White River. The 6 First Nation communities represented by the Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs’ Forum are Chapleau Cree, Brunswick House, Michipicoten, Missanabie Cree, Pic Mobert, and Hornepayne First Nations.
A shared economic strategy between municipal and first Nations leaders in the Northeast superior region facilitates positive change and builds a strong foundation for the future. The NSFC is committed to exploring innovative opportunities within the forest sector and to strive for resource development activities that support long-term environmental sustainability and an equal sharing of opportunities between local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.
The NSFC pursues Projects in non-timber forest products, biomass/alternative energy, species at risk protection, forest-based youth education, cooperative development, ecotourism, and traditional mapping.