Recap and Briefing: with Valérie Courtois, Director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative

Thank you Val for joining us on The Bridge and we encourage you all to learn more about her initiatives below.

Who is Valerie Courtois?

Valérie is a registered professional forester who specializes in Indigenous conservation, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. She is a member of the Innu community of Mashteuiatsh, located on the shore of Peikuakami, or Lac-St-Jean. She has served as a forestry advisor for the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, forestry planner for the Innu Nation, and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry, including certification and spatial planning, and caribou planning. Courtois has been the Director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013.