Forest management in the Little Red River/Tall Cree traditionally used territory has long been dictated by
‘professionally’ trained foresters whose interests often run counter to those of aboriginal community residents. Because of
this, band members have largely been excluded from the decision making process while their concerns, values, and
knowledge have failed to be recognized, let alone applied, to the planning process. However, through the development of
criteria and performance indicators, derived from a community perspective, an ongoing system of feedbacks is being used in
the development of a self-improving management system which is facilitating an assessment of forest management as it
relates directly to Little Red River/Tall Cree culture and their continued land use needs.
Natcher, D.C. Arriving at Appropriate Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: A First Nation’s Perspective. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.