History and Mission
Considering that the bases of sustainable development are inspired, in fact, by ancestral lifestyles and in order to firmly entrench traditional values into the realities of the modern world, First Nations have developed their own Sustainable Development Strategy.
The Chiefs' AFNQL adopted the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Strategy on November 12, 1997. In this first strategy, the creation of the FNQLSDI was the main objective. The Institute was created in 2000. In 2004, a second version of the strategy was produced. A third edition of the Strategy will be available shortly.
Since, the FNQLSDI supports First Nation communities in their activities to protect and enhance the quality of the territories, the safeguard of the native culture and languages, the social and economic development as well as partnerships and recognition of First Nation interests and rights. The FNQLSDI also develops tools in order to support First Nation communities in the realization of their own sustainable development.
- Michael Ross, Interim Coordinator
- Margot Thomas, Executive Assistant
- Kim Picard, Communication and Community Relations Project Officer.
- Marie-Christine Picard, Climate Change Project Officer.
- Alain Bédard, Forestery Project Officer