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MakeWay publishes report on Indigenous Conservation Agreements in English and Inuktitut, hosts webinar

Entering into conservation agreements provides enriched opportunities for Indigenous communities to support their stewardship priorities.

A new report from MakeWay and The Firelight Group – available in English and Inuktitut – scans six conservation agreements to identify best practices that are consistent across successful agreements, including maintaining harvesting rights, creating opportunities for self-determination, developing a long-term, relationship-based approach, and more.

Indigenous conservation agreements provide an opportunity to develop a land-based economy, one that brings Indigenous employment, business, and land and resource management to the forefront. We’re hosting a dialogue between Senior Negotiator for Parks Canada Shanna MacDonald, Negotiator and former Chief of Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation Steven Nitah, and Director of Self-Determination at Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Kunuk Inutiq, exploring lessons learned and implications for the future.

As part of the spring webinar series, the Indigenous Conservation Agreements webinar took place on May 11th, 2021. The recording can be accessed here.

Stay tuned for the launch of the Hunter Harvester Guardian Evaluation Toolkit – coming in June! The Toolkit will provide orientation, planning, doing, sharing, and evaluating supports for Indigenous-led stewardship.

Did you miss the Qualified Donee shared learning call with the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative? Catch the recording and download resources here.

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Alison Henning
(236) 317-2778

alison.henning@makeway.org