Stewards of the Forest: A New Documentary Spotlights Indigenous Forestry Workers

by | May 10, 2024 | Industry News, Sustainability

For Immediate Release 

Calgary, AB – The Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) is proud to announce the release of “Stewards of the Forest: Indigenous Leadership in Forestry,” a ground-breaking documentary that explores the unique stories of Indigenous forestry workers and their commitment to sustainability and economic reconciliation within the forestry industry.

“We’re excited to share these inspiring stories that reflect the heart of Indigenous leadership in the forestry sector,” said John Desjarlais, Executive Director at IRN. “These workers and business leaders are not only maintaining the health of our forests but also creating economic opportunities for their communities in a way that aligns with their values.”

The first part of the documentary features interviews with Indigenous forestry workers, business owners, and community leaders from Squamish who share their insights on the importance of sustainability and the growing role of Indigenous people in the resource industry. Viewers will learn about the challenges these communities face and how they are overcoming them with innovation, resilience, and a deep respect for the land.

“Stewards of the Forest: Indigenous Leadership in Forestry” is available on YouTube today.


For further information or media inquiries, please contact:


Phone: 250-327-1388

About the Indigenous Resource Network (IRN)

The Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) is a non-profit independent advocacy organization that amplifies the voices of Indigenous resource workers and businesses. IRN is committed to achieving real Indigenous inclusion in the resource sector, championing the stories and journeys of Indigenous resource workers, and promoting sustainable practices. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, IRN seeks to create a more inclusive and equitable resource industry.




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