||Métis Nation of Alberta
||This project continues to support the pilot program initiative to identify and monitor environmental indicators on culturally important and sensitive areas for Alberta Métis.
||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Supporting Metis Guardians to protect the land and waters in British Columbia
||Métis Nation – British Columbia
||This project supports programs on the land that have been identified as key initiatives. These may include habitat/species monitoring, habitat enhancement, and programs connecting youth and Elders to the land. The project aims to share knowledge through a gathering to bring everyone together to discuss the guardians programs, highlight past years, and identify next steps.
||Surrey, BC, Canada
|Metis Youth Boreal Forest Stewardship Project
||Manitoba Métis Federation
||This project continues the development of the Metis Youth Boreal Forest Stewardship initiative. The initiative focuses on environmental protection and preservation through hands-on learning. This equips youth to address climate change impacts.
||Winnipeg, MB, Canada
|The Métis Lands and Waters Guardians Project
||Métis Nation of Ontario
||This project trains Métis youth alongside Métis knowledge holders and land users to conduct land and water environmental monitoring techniques that bridge STEM methodologies with Métis traditional knowledge and land use practices.
||Ottawa, ON, Canada
|MN-S Indigenous Guardian Project
||Métis Nation – Saskatchewan
||This project creates procedures for communication and engagement, and defines duty to consult for partnerships with proponents, regulators, and the Crown. It sets up community monitoring systems by training local monitors to look into areas of concern and/or data gaps. It also updates community emergency response projects, and trains Métis Nation and Saskatchewan citizens in emergency response.
||Saskatoon, SK, Canada
|Scia’new Guardian Project
||Beecher Bay First Nation
||This project allows for long term species monitoring and the development of long-term monitoring projects for marine life in their traditional lands and waters
||Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
|Dene Tha' Guardian Project
||Dene Tha' First Nation
||This project supports current monitoring efforts to help set goals and ensure the effective management of Dene Tha’ lands and waters.
||Chateh, Alberta, Canada
|Nation Crie de Eastmain
||Cree Nation Government
||This project aims to help the community be more proactive in managing their territory, develop local capacity, expand traditional knowledge, and have more influence on new industrial developments.
||Nemaska, Quebec, Canada
|Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Guardians Project
||This project helps conserve a dwindling population of free roaming plains bison: the Sturgeon River Plains bison herd, which uses private lands and the southwest corner of the Prince Albert National Park.
||Leask, Saskatchewan, Canada
|P'egp'ig'lha Guardian Program
||P'egp'ig'lha Guardian Program
||This project gathers information on the human impact in the Northern St’át’imc area to help guide governance decision-making. It also identifies the key environmental issues in the territory so that decisions are made based on what is happening on the ground. It also informs local organizations and tourists about T’ít’q’et’s responsibilities to the land.
||Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
|Southern Dakelh Guardians Project
||Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance
||This project establishes systems for the communities to collect data in a way that is more meaningful to Indigenous priorities. This is done by collecting environmental data for a better understanding of traditional resources, as well as research projects. The project also serves to strengthen ties between the four nation members: Nazko, Lhtako Dene, Lhoosk'uz Dene, and the Ulkatcho.
||Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
|Tataskweyak Cree Nation Guardians Project
||Tataskweyak Cree Nation
||This project aims to support the Nation's assertion of their treaty rights and title, and ensures health and security for their land, water and people. This project results in education, employment opportunities and renewed relationship between TCN people and their land.
||Split Lake, Manitoba, Canada
|Upper Similkameen Guardians Project
||Upper Similkameen Indian Band
||This project protects the lands, the siwɬkw (water) and the animals through the collection of information. It allows the Upper Similkameen Indian Band the opportunity to launch projects that offer meaningful data collection, combined with Indigenous knowledge.
||Hedley, British Columbia, Canada
|Weenusk Guardians Project
||Weenusk First Nation
||This project builds the Weenusk First Nation community’s capacity to monitor, analyze, and determine what happens within their traditional lands in relation to the flora, fauna, and resources.
||Peawanuck, Ontario, Canada
|Yellowknives Dene Guardians Project
||Yellowknives Dene First Nation
||This project allows for more formal stewardship activities over the Yellowknives Dene First Nation traditional lands. This will help ensure that the environmental impacts of human activities are sustainable and preserve the social, cultural, and ecological relationships they have maintained with their environment for millennia.
||Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Fort Nelson First Nation Guardian project
||Fort Nelson First Nation
||This project increases understanding and timely response to ecological change and its causes. It allows for informed decision-making about human activities and land use in the Fort Nelson First Nation territory; and empowers the next generation of leaders and stewards.
||Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
|Gitanyow Lax’yip Guardians
||Gitanyow Huwilp Society
||This project employs more Gitanyow people as guardians of their territory while developing their skills, education and capacity in enforcement, environmental monitoring and restoration.
||Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada
||Kátł’odeeche First Nation
||This project establishes a land monitoring project, based on traditional knowledge and experience. However, it uses contemporary technology and techniques as required. This will help develop a knowledge base that can be used to guide land management decisions by the Kátł’odeeche First Nation and other governments.
||Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Aki Sibi Guardian Initiative
||Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
||This project monitors all activities and overall health of the territories, including baseline data, and follow-up. It also aims to transfer knowledge between the generations; and increase capacity in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community through training and education.
||Maniwaki, Québec, Canada
|Anishinabek Traditional Ecological Guardians of Georgian Bay
||Magnetawan First Nation
||This project continues long-term monitoring studies of vulnerable Species at Risk. It also monitors the impacts of climate change on the habitats within the UNESCO designated biosphere reserve in which the Magnetawan First Nation is located.
||Magnetawan First Nation, Ontario, Canada
|Mikisew Cree First Nation Guardian project
||Mikisew Cree First Nation
||This project provides culturally based educational opportunities for youth and Elders to come together. It also provides information to assist the Mikisew Cree First Nation in stewarding their land. It informs their position in using a process that includes land management policies.
||Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
|Xaxli’p Range Riders
||Xaxli'p Community Forest Corporation
||This project demonstrates Xaxli’p authority over their territory through use and occupancy. It protects the land through regular range patrols involving the community; and educating youth on their way of life, and special projects.
||Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
|Coastal Stewardship Network
||Great Bear Initiative Society
||The Network improves the capacity of First Nations to create land and marine plans and agreements. It also improves the capacity of stewardship offices in strategic and operational aspects of resource management; and increases First Nation stewardship authority.
||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Four Rivers Regional Guardians Network
||Matawa First Nations Management
||The Network builds community capacity to empower Matawa First Nations to actively manage their homelands and traditional territories through a network of community environmental monitors. These monitors are the eyes and ears on the lands and waters.
||Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
|Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Site Guardians Network
||Pimachiowin Aki Corporation
||This project uses the strategy set out in Pimachiowin Aki management plans, including protection of biodiversity and imperiled species and places, local economic development, and Elders and youth working together. It also includes the recovery of Pimachiowin Aki cultural tradition of caring for the land, and compliance with laws for moose hunting, fishing, cabin construction, litter control, wild rice growing and harvesting, and protection and preservation of sacred sites.
||Winnipeg, MB, Canada
|Nę K'ǝ́dı́Ke - Keepers of the Land Network
||Sahtú Dene Council
||This project contributes to health, economic development, expanded employment, food security, local and regional governance, reconciliation, and cultural and spiritual integrity for Sahtú Dene Nations.
||Délı̨ne, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Land Guardian Network
||Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources
||This project expands on the existing community Guardian project network, which has been largely restricted to fisheries management. It provides a more holistic management approach that is more in-line with traditional First Nations management practices.
||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Munaqsi Community Based Monitoring Project
||Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
||This project uses local traditional knowledge to better understand harvesting patterns. Guardians funding will allow Inuvialuit monitors to monitor year-round and collect data on land hazards by working with local community monitors and community members.
||Inuvik, NWT, Canada
|Nunavik Guardians Project
||This project prioritizes the development of tools to ensure an organised approach to data collection by the Guardians (e.g. booklets, questionnaires, photo-references, etc.). This toolkit is developed in partnership between Makivik Corporation (including the Nunavik Research Center) and the Kativik Regional Government.
||Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
|Hebron Ambassador Project and Nain Conservation Officers
||This project conducts economic activities and training, cultural revitalization and management, Inuit engagement in conservation of biodiversity and community capacity building.
||Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
|Supporting community engagement and capacity for the long-term monitoring and management of fish resources
||Kugluktuk Angoniatit Association Hunters and Trappers Organization
||This project employs Guardians to ensure the increase in capacity for long-term species monitoring. It also helps develop long-term monitoring projects for important traditional subsistence food resources.
||Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada
|Community Monitoring of Caribou
||Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board
||This project aims to influence decisions to conserve caribou in Qikiqtaaluk Region, while respecting Inuit values. Members in Inuit communities will be hired and trained as Caribou Guardians to interview local elders and hunters for their traditional knowledge.
||Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
|Ujjiqsuiniq Young Hunters Project
||This project hires and trains Guardians to collect data to better understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife populations. They train youth, and through them, community members in data analysis in order to plan for a sustainable future.
||Arviat, Nunavut, Canada