Energy efficiency and green energy among First Nations

The FNQLSDI offer you a guide on energy efficiency and green energy among First Nations in english, french and three indigenous languages (anicinape, innu-aimun and mi’gmaw). In this guide, you will learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your home through small and simple actions. You will also find examples of projects using green energy that are applicable to your community!

To download the guide: Energy efficiency and green energy among First Nations


Forestry toolbox

The forest is of the utmost importance to First Nations. Thus, they must draw upon tools and experts so that they can fully participate in the management of our forests and respond to the consultations requests made by the industry and the government.

At the request of the First Nations and in order to fulfill its forestry mandate, the FNQLSDI has set up a toolbox that includes all relevant documents that will help First Nations address the challenge of managing the natural resources in their ancestral territories.

The toolbox includes texts of a general nature such as the various management plans, but also analyses of the Forest Act and the RNI, analyses of the FSC and CSA certification processes, of the information on harmonization measures, of co-management models as well as many more documents produced by the FNQLSDIand the First Nations. This toolbox remains a tool in progress: the FNQLSDI will add to it any new relevant document as it is issued.

For more information, please contact us.


Sustainable development analytical grid for a community-based planning and territorial management

The Analytical Grid for Community-Based Planning and Territorial Management along with its user’s guide will enable to analyze a community in the light of sustainable development indicators and implement modifications if need be. It is an exploratory approach in order to propose a useful, simple and easily adaptable tool that enables to better pinpoint the opportunities and needs of the communities. The statements and indicators suggested in the grid are meant to be discussed, modified and adapted according to the specific needs and strategies of the communities. We hope that after having used this tool you can integrate the principles of sustainable development within your communities. We also hope you will become increasingly aware of sustainable development and that you will be able to e upon the conditions that will ensure the success of your community-based developments.

The sustainable development analytical grid is an adapted tool designed to support First Nations communities and to facilitate a sustainable development thought. The grid emphasizes the importance of different status indicators and also refers to the FNQLSDI.

See also: Community based and territorial management


4R’s Guide

By sensitizing us to the problematic of over-consumption and residual materials (i.e. wastes), this guide hopes to achieve the following three objectives and :

  1. Reducing individual and collective waste production (and the waste of resources);
  2. Efficiently managing the waste that is produced;
  3. Minimizing, thus, the risk of environmental contamination.

The guide is available here.