Inuit Guardians Programs

English

This pilot program funds Inuit communities to exercise their rights and responsibilities to the land, waters, and ice of their traditional territories. It does this through on-the-ground, community-based stewardship initiatives.

Governance

This portion of the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program is governed by the Inuit Advisory Committee for Guardians. The committee is co-chaired by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). It is composed of representatives of the four Inuit regions:

  • Inuvialuit
  • Nunavut
  • Nunavik
  • Nunatsiavut

This committee is responsible for setting:

  • funding priorities
  • assessment criteria
  • application and selection processes
  • evaluation methods, measurement, and timelines

Overview of Inuit funding process 2019

The Inuit applications are closed. The committee used the following process to select six projects for funding over three years:

  • Expressions of interest were accepted in January 2019
  • The Inuit Advisory Committee reviewed the expressions of interest
  • Selected programs were invited to submit a complete proposal in February 2019
  • Selection was based on pre-established assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

  • Economic opportunities and training
    • has a direct or indirect link to the creation of economic opportunities for Inuit, including through jobs and training
  • Cultural revitalization and management
    • includes a focus on the preservation of Inuit culture, including cultural practices and Inuit language
  • Inuit engagement in the protection of traditional territory
    • the overall program prioritizes stewardship of Inuit lands, waters and/or ice
    •  Inuit people and communities are more engaged on the land of their traditional territories
    • youth, adults and Elders express a strengthened connection to their territories
  • Community capacity building and engagement
    • includes a strong focus on ongoing community engagement in the development and management of the program
  • Conservation of biodiversity
    • includes a focus on the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitat, Indigenous Knowledge and data collection, tracking, and monitoring

Funded projects

 Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program map

For more information

Inuktitut

ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ, ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᑯᒥᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᑕᑎᑦᑎᓲᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂᑦ-ᑐᖅᑲᖅᑕᕐᕕᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ.

ᑖᕙᑎ ᒪᒃᐃᒐᕐᒥᑦ

ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᓂᖅ

ᑖᓐ ᐃᓚᖓ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᖏᑦ ᖃᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᒋᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᓂᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᓄᑦ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖃᑎᖃᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ (ECCC), ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ (ITK). ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᓴᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᑎᓴᒪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᕐᕕᖏᓐᓂᑦ:

  • ᐃᓄᕕᐊᓗᐃᑦ
  • ᓄᓇᕗᑦ
  • ᓄᓇᕕᒃ
  • ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ

ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓖᑦ ᐊᖅᑭᒃᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ:

  • ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᐊᑦ
  • ᖃᐅᔨᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ
  • ᐆᒃᑑᒪᔭᒍᑏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᖠᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓃᑦ
  • ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ, ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓃᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖓᒃᑰᖓᓂᖏᑦ

ᐊᑕᖏᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓃᑦ 2019

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᒪᔭᒍᑎᖏᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᑦ ᐊᑐᓲᖅ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᑲᔪᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖠᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᓂᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᓐᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐃᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ:

  • ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐱᔪᒥᓲᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᔮᓄᐊᕆ 2019
  • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᒋᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᔪᒥᓲᑎᓂᒃ
  • ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᕕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᐊᓂᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᕿᓄᕐᖓᓲᑎᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 2019
  • ᓂᕈᐊᖅᖠᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᕙᒌᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ

ᖃᐅᔨᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ

  • ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᓂᖅ
    • ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓪᓚᕆᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᓕᒃ ᓴᖅᑮᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ, ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᓂᖅᑎᒍᑦ
  • ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓ
    • ᐃᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐸᐸᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖓ, ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᑦ
  • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ
    • ᐊᑕᖏᖅᖢᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᓯᕗᔾᓕᐅᔾᔨᔪᖅ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖏᓐᓂᑦ, ᐃᒪᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ/ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓯᑯᖓᓂᒃ
    • ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ
    • ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᓴᙱᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ
  • ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓯᑎᓐᓇᓱᒡᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓚᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ
    • ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᓴᙱᔪᒥᒃ ᑐᖄᒐᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᒃ
  • ᐊᑐᑲᒻᒪᒃᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐆᒪᓂᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ
    • ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᑲᒻᒪᒃᑕᐃᓕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒪᕝᕕᖏᓐᓂᑦ, ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑎᓂᒃ ᓄᐊᑦᑎᓂᖅ, ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ

ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦ

 ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᖅ (ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐃᕖᑐᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ)

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