Who are your friends and allies?
Your Indigenous Guardian program will likely meet more success if you know who your friends and allies are. Once identified, try to build relationships with them, and explore opportunities for collaboration and working together. Ask yourself:
- Who can help support your program?
- Who can you collaborate with to achieve your objectives?
- Who is doing similar work?
- Who might be interested in working with you?
It can be helpful to sketch out a map to explore the connections between your guardian program and entities, organizations or individuals both within and outside your community. See the illustration below for some ideas about potential connections.