Indigenous Guardian networks or alliances may help you lead a more successful, impactful and efficient program. By collaborating with others you can:
- Overcome the limitations of working on complex issues alone.
- Leverage resources and program support.
- Increase your negotiating power.
- Advocate on larger issues.
- Lead coordinated monitoring and stewardship efforts across a bigger geographic region.
You may want to work with others to advocate for provincial or territorial policy changes, to develop shared goals around a particular species, or for longer-term monitoring and research initiatives.
Networks and alliances can lead to informal short-term arrangements or longer-term commitments that require coordination through an agreement such as a Memorandum of Understanding.
Explore this section to learn:
- Why you might form a network or alliance.
- What Indigenous guardian networks exist now.
- The right conditions to build or join a network or alliance.
- The different sizes and types of networks or alliances.
- The role of network or alliance staff.