A Voice on the Land

by Russell Collier, Ben Parfitt and Donovan Woollard

An Indigenous Peoples' Guide to Forest Certification in Canada


Published by Ecotrust Canada and the National Aboriginal Forestry Association, November 2002.

A Voice on the Land is a practical guide to forest certification, with a particular focus on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We focus on the FSC because its Principles and Criteria have the most detailed guidelines for bringing Indigenous Peoples into forestry planning processes. The promise of the FSC is strong, but Indigenous Peoples need good information in order to ensure that FSC lives up to this promise.

Written for Indigenous leaders, technicians and community members, our book features a step-by-step description of FSC certification, a series of illustrative case studies, and includes a list of important questions for different parties to consider throughout the certification process.

To buy a copy of this book, please either contact Ecotrust Canada or the National Aboriginal Forestry Association. The cost of the book is $18.50 + GST and $10.00 shipping & handling.

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