Learn, Share, Connect - Indigenous Guardians Webinar Series

Learn, Share, Connect - Indigenous Guardian Webinar Series


The TST is pleased to begin our 2020 series of online workshops, Learn, Share, Connect - Indigenous Guardians Webinar Series. As everyone adjusts to COVID-19, we remain available to support Indigenous Guardians, programs, and the staff who support Guardians.

Upcoming Webinars:

August 2020 - Indigenous Guardian Toolkit TourAugust 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm PST 


Webinars will feature a different workshop topic to support and strengthen Indigenous Guardians programs across Canada. Sometimes guest speakers will share their expertise on the topic, plus we will share tools and resources that are available to you, make time for questions and discussion, and provide the chance for Indigenous Guardian programs to learn from, and share experiences with each other.

We are excited about this opportunity to connect with programs across the country, and learn together to create resilient and successful Guardian Programs.

See below for a description of upcoming discussions and webinars. We will send out monthly reminders with more details about each month’s webinar, including updated date and time, and guest speakers. 

This Month's Webinar:

August 2020 – Interactive Tour of the Indigenous Guardian Toolkit

Date: August 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm PST

Sign-Up: Register here for the webinar

Take a guided tour of the tips, resources, and stories available on the Indigenous Guardians Toolkit. Got specific questions or topics of interest to your Guardian program? Or maybe you have resources, lessons learned, and experiences you’d like to share with others? Indigenous Guardians from across the country have chosen to share insights, lessons learned, and sample documents that you can adapt for your own Guardian program, as well as ideas, tips, and worksheets to help develop and strengthen your Guardian program.
This interactive webinar will include an introduction to the Indigenous Guardians Toolkit, a “tour” of its contents, and an interactive session where you can practice using the Toolkit to address your own interests.

Previous Webinars

July 28th 2020 - Involving Youth in Indigenous Guardian Programs

Hear from Zahra Remtulla (On the Lands Coordinator for Nature United), Vernon Brown (SEAS and Outdoor Program Coordinator, Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation), and representatives from the Misipawistik Cree Nation Guardian program. These guest speakers will share tips and insights about how they engage youth in their Indigenous Guardian Programs.  

June 24th 2020 Indigenous Guardian Field Safety

A video recording of our June webinar on Indigenous Guardian Field Safety can be found here. During this webinar we were joined by guest speakers Patricia Nash (Manager, Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas) and Keith Christmas (Manager for the Guardian Program) from Unama’ki Institute for Natural Resources, Dana Holtby (Training Coordinator) from Coastal Stewardship Network, and Ernie Tallio (Guardian Watchmen Manager) from Nuxalk Nation, and Kevin Koch (Fish and Wildlife Biologist) from Gitanyow Lax'yip Guardians.

May 27th 2020 Overcoming Challenges: Indigenous Guardian Responses to COVID-19

A summary of the solutions and work-arounds Indigenous Guardian programs are using and creating to face the challenges created by COVID-19 can be found here

May 1st 2020 - Talking Together: Indigenous Guardian Responses to COVID-19

A summary of the main challenges, opportunities and solutions discussed during the May 1st webinar can be found here. 

Community resource

Webinar Notes - Talking Together: Indigenous Guardian Responses to COVID-19

Community resource

Notes from Overcoming Challenges: Indigenous Guardian Responses to COVID-19 Webinar


July Webinar - Involving Youth in Indigenous Guardian Programs


August Webinar - Indigenous Guardians Toolkit Tour