TAKING A SEAT AT THE ECONOMIC TABLE | INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN 2021 SPEAKERS
CEO, FIRST NATIONS FORESTRY COUNCIL
Dr. Charlene Higgins has worked with the BC First Nations Forestry Council since 2009 and has over 20 years of experience working with BC Aboriginal communities and organizations on the recognition and incorporation of Aboriginal title, rights, and cultural values in the management and use of natural resources.
Charlene brings a wealth of expertise in provincial, national, and international policies and practices related to the management and sustainable use of forest lands and resources. Her work includes research, policy analysis, and advocacy for the use of First Nations traditional knowledge in the conservation of biological diversity, the development of shared decision-making models, as well as negotiation of tenure, business, revenue, and benefit-sharing agreements. Dr. Higgins has a Masters and Ph.D. in Ecology.