As Indigenous Guardians, you are the eyes, ears, and presence on the land and water for your communities and people. What does that role look like when a Nation creates an Indigenous Protected Area?
Co-hosted by Nature United’s Indigenous Guardians Technical Support Team (TST) and the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP), this webinar was an exciting discussion with several speakers who work at the leading edge—operating Indigenous Guardian programs on the ground as they establish Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs).
Honoured guest speakers included Tara Marsden (Gitanyow), Evan Loveless (Kitasoo / Xai’Xais), and Lisa Young (Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources) who shared share real-world stories and insights about the important roles of Indigenous Guardians in IPCAs, and what it takes for Indigenous Guardians to adapt to those roles.
Representatives of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP) also provided information about the recently launched IPCA Knowledge Basket. Just as the Indigenous Guardians Toolkit provides practical tools for Indigenous Guardian programs, the Knowledge Basket is a digital space that holds and shares resources to inform and support Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, including Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs), across Canada.
Click here to learn more about the CRP and IPCAs.
About this event
A practical overview of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs), the way(s) that they can be established, and the role of Indigenous Guardians in implementing those areas. This resource includes helpful links to learning tools, articles, and organizations doing this important work.