Government Commitments: Environment

Exploring Theme: "Indigenous Leadership Initiative: Guardians"

Updates on this page: 4

September 29, 2023

Control of First Nations Guardians program handed to non-governmental Indigenous leadership

Shaunna Morgan Siegers, interim executive director of the First Nations National Guardians Network. Photo by Matteo Cimellaro / Canada’s National Observer Listen to article Canada’s National Observer – On the eve of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Ottawa announced a $12.8-million expansion to the Indigenous Guardians program, which funds moccasins on the ground to support Indigenous-led...

August 18, 2023

Government of Canada supports two new Guardians Programs in Torngat Mountains National Park to protect Inuit lands and the communities it nurtures

Supporting Inuit access on Inuit homelands Nation Talk: Parks Canada – Indigenous Guardians are the “eyes and ears on the ground” in Indigenous territories, and a unique example of reconciliation in action. They monitor ecological health, maintain cultural sites, and protect sensitive areas and species, while strengthening the social and cultural ties of their communities....

July 27, 2023

Co-management builds resilience in the Great Bear Rainforest

NationTalk: VICTORIA – New measures to sustain the Great Bear Rainforest as one of the world’s most treasured and diverse coastal temperate forest ecosystems have been introduced. Coastal First Nations, the Nanwakolas Council and the Ministry of Forests, have worked in partnership to identify new steps to be taken as part of strengthening implementation of...

July 18, 2023

Government of Canada provides more than $2.4M to establish Innu Guardian Programs at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

New programs will ensure stewardship of lands, waters, and ice based on Indigenous values and cultures NationTalk: Parks Canada – The Government of Canada is committed to a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships with Indigenous peoples based on recognition, respect, co-operation, and partnership. The recognition of the important role Indigenous peoples play in the...

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