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Webinar - Indigenous Guardian Field Safety

This webinar is intended for Indigenous Guardians, stewardship staff, and leaders; people whose work involves Indigenous Guardian program operations.

Date: Wednesday, June 24th from 10:30-am to 12:00pm PST

Sign Up: Register here for the webinar. Meeting information will be sent to you upon registration. 

Join us Wednesday, June 24th from 10:30am to 12:00pm PST for a webinar about Indigenous Guardian Field Safety!

A key priority for many Indigenous Guardian programs is to keep people safe – Guardians, other community members, and visitors. Guardian program activities have inherent risks, with Guardians often working in isolated or remote locations far from emergency response or medical personnel. Along with these risks, Guardian programs are now having to respond to added challenges associated with COVID-19.

In this online workshop,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 will share insights into their operational safety systems and how they are updating these systems to meet new safety requirements. There will also be an opportunity to discuss your ideas and approaches to implementing safety policies and emergency procedures in your Guardian program.