Montreal, Qc, January 19, 2017 – We are pleased to announce the first 2016-2017 recipient of EACOM’s Aboriginal Peoples Scholarship Program: Tara Dantouze of Northlands Denesuline First Nation. Tara is currently completing her Master’s Degree at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT), studying forest governance and consultation in Timiskaming First Nation (TFN), which has traditional territory in both Ontario and Quebec.
Kyle Aird, Woodlands Manager at Elk Lake, and Keith Ley, Chief Forester for the Province of Ontario, met with Tara to learn more about her family history, the Timiskaming First Nation and her research project, which aims to address the implications for a First Nation community, whose territory is divided by provincial boundaries, when it comes to forest governance and consultation.
Besides working on her research project, which is first of its kind in the field of forestry, Tara works part-time at the TFN Natural Resources & Heritage Department, Ni Dakinan in New Liskeard, where she assists in project management and consultation for forestry. Tara is a very worthy recipient of EACOM’s Aboriginal Peoples Scholarship and we wish her the very best in her future ambitions.
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