Why learn from other Indigenous Guardian programs?
Starting a new Indigenous Guardian program or working on growing an existing program is a great time to learn from and be inspired by other Indigenous Guardian programs across the country.
If there is an established program you’d like to learn from, reach out and make contact. Many established programs are more than happy to share their experiences, lessons learned, and information resources.
Organizing a visit to other organizations and communities may be the spark of inspiration your team needs to dig in and build a program. These kinds of visits not only build new alliances and support networks, but demystify what is involved in starting and growing a program, giving you the confidence that “we can do this too!”
Learn about how a community exchange with Gwa’sala Naxwadaxw Nations helped the Athabasca Chipewyan Nation program grow their guardian program.
Find out what other programs are doing in the Inventory of On-the-Ground Stewardship Programs and Aboriginal Guardian and Watchman Programs in Canada: Recommendations for Successful Programs.