VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) announced the recipients of the 2023 SFI President’s Award for Leadership at the 2023 SFI Annual Conference in collaboration with PEFC Week. Scott Robertson, Lennard Joe, and Paul Robitaille were recognized for their foundational, governance, and programmatic contributions in advancing SFI’s Indigenous Relations. …“A key element of SFI’s commitment is investing in meaningful relationship building,” said Kathy Abusow, CEO. “Scott, Lenny, and Paul are inspiring leaders who have purposefully advised SFI on how to seek Indigenous representation and nurture lasting collaborations that lead to real and equitable benefits for Indigenous Peoples. All three facilitate open and honest conversations and are valued advisors to SFI and me.” …Scott Robertson, Senior Associate, Nahwegahbow Corbiere LLP, Aboriginal Rights Lawyer… Lennard Joe, Chief Executive Officer, BC First Nations Forestry Council and SFI Board Member… Paul Robitaille, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations, Sustainable Forestry Initiative.