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Nominations open for 2018 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award – Pulp & Paper Canada

Feb. 13, 2018 – Nominations are now open for the 2018 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. Presented by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), the $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that “exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services.”

The recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the Aboriginal community, particularly in supporting Aboriginal employment.

There are now approximately 1,400 Aboriginal-owned forest-related businesses in Canada, and about 9,000 Aboriginal Canadians working in the sector, which FPAC says makes the forest products industry one of the largest employer for First Nations workers.

“Aboriginal communities and businesses play a large role in the success of the forest products industry,” said Derek Nighbor, FPAC president and CEO. “The Aboriginal Business Leadership Award is an excellent way to recognize the leadership and excellence that is happening every day in our sector.”

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