Intergenerational Indigenous knowledge transfer
Supporting Indigenous-Led Conservation
- Sierra Club invited Indigenous communities to collaborate on developing supports for creating Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) based on both Indigenous law and Canadian law. We anticipate collaborating to help overcome barriers and facilitate access to resources for conservation and stewardship initiatives, such as Guardian and monitoring programs, land-use planning, and alternate revenue streams.
SCBC Education team connected with Indigenous schools and programs
- The education team coordinated workshops for youth in Indigenous Schools. The workshops were organized in collaboration with the schools and aimed to engage the youth in environmental education facilitated by our Cultural Voice kQwa’st’not~Charlene George. One of these collaborators was the siʔáḿθɘt School Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Indigenous and International Youth Program
- During the summer, x̱a’nalas – Dakota Smith, from the SCBC Education team, facilitated a multi-day land–based learning experience for youth from the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw Nation and a visiting group of international students.
- We are building an Indigenous-only program at the Forest School to facilitate Intergenerational Indigenous knowledge transfer led by Indigenous knowledge-holders.