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/R E P E A T — Aboriginal Forestry Award to be presented at First Nations Meeting/

July 16, 2012

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ – The Forest Products Association of Canada
(FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will present the annual
FPAC/AFN Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Toronto,
Ontario on Tuesday, July 17(th).

The award celebrates a First Nations business leader for his or her
success in the forest products industry. The winner must exemplify
superior business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety
performance while delivering high-quality products and services. The
award recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to
the Aboriginal community particularly in supporting Aboriginal

Presentation of the award will take place at noon on the Trade Show
Floor. FPAC President, Catherine Cobden and NB/PEI Regional Chief of
the Assembly of First Nations Roger Augustine, Chair of the Chiefs
Committee on Economic Development will present the award to the winner.

Event: AFN /FPAC Business Leadership Award
Date: Tuesday, July 17(th)
Time: 12:00 pm (EDT)
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building), Toronto, Ontario
Room: Trade Show Floor

About the Award:
The Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award was created by
the AFN and FPAC to showcase aboriginal entrepreneurs. The winner is
determined from several nominations submitted from across Canada. 
Award nominees are judged against six criteria:  Business Leadership,
Longevity, Employment of Aboriginal Peoples, Safety and Environmental
Performance, Consistency of Goods and Services Provided, and Commitment
to Aboriginal Community.

FPAC is the voice of Canada’s forest producers nationally and
internationally in government, trade and environmental
affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a $57-billion dollar a
year industry that represents 11% of Canada’s manufacturing GDP. The
industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in hundreds of
Canadian communities and providing more than 230,000 direct jobs across
the country.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national representative
organization of the First Nations in Canada


Source: PR Newswire