The Wolastoqey have a proven Aboriginal domestic timber harvesting right as a result of the Supreme Court of Canada‚Äôs decision in R v Sappier; R v Gray. The Crown also has a legal duty to consult and accommodate the Wolastoqey about forestry decisions that have a potential to affect Wolastoqey Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick provides technical advice to the Wolastoqey Communities regarding potential impacts to Wolastoqey domestic timber harvesting rights and other Aboriginal and Treaty Rights from forestry decisions and activities. The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick is currently supporting the Wolastoqey Communities in discussions with the Government of New Brunswick about how provincial forestry management and rules interfere with Wolastoqey Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, how Wolastoqey domestic timber harvesting rights can be implemented, how the Government of New Brunswick can consult and accommodate on forestry, and how concerns with commercial harvesting can be addressed.

For more information, please contact Angie Paul, Forestry and Crown Land Coordinator at angie.paul@wolastoqey.ca