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November 01, 2023
Gorman Group partners with Skwlāx te Secwepemcúl̓ecw for wildfire revitalization work
A B.C.-based lumber company is forging ahead with forestry projects with a focus on Indigenous partnership.
The Gorman Group operates mills across the province, including in Canoe, Revelstoke, Lumby and West Kelowna, and has always fostered a relationship with each region’s local Indigenous bands, said communication coordinator Nicole Arkle.
After the devastation of the Bush Creek East wildfire, the company is strengthening its work with Skwlāx te Secwepemcúlecw, working on rebuilding projects and prioritizing environmental needs.
While further information on specific projects will be released in coming days, Arkle said the company is passionate about doing the most it can to support decolonization efforts and highlighting the “many incredible things” the band and other Indigenous groups are always working on.