The roles that Guardians play and the activities they undertake differ from one program to the next. This means the associated training and capacity building needs also vary.
One way to address the training needs for your program is to develop a training plan designed specifically to increase the strength of your program and the ability of your staff to help achieve your priorities.
As you begin to think through the training your Guardian crew needs, consider both formal and informal ways of learning. While formal training may be necessary for certain activities undertaken by your crew, less structured time with elders and other community knowledge keepers may be equally as important to build up your crew’s understanding of your Indigenous laws, culture, lands and waters, and unique local context.
Explore this section to learn:
- The skills and training Indigenous Guardians need.
- Different approaches to training Indigenous Guardians.
- How Indigenous Guardian training can be funded.
- Examples of existing Indigenous Guardian training programs.
- How to build a training plan for your program.