Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas Video

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As part of the process of Canada’s Pathway to Target 1, Indigenous Nations across turtle island in what is now known as Canada, came together in ethical space with the Federal and Provincial governments in ceremony and conference to discuss Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Stoney Nakoda / treaty 7 territory (Canmore, Alberta) October 2018. This short film highlights some of those discussions and the guiding principles, and is an excerpt from a longer film to be publicly released in Lkwungen territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples (aka Victoria, BC) on April 17th, 2019 As part of the 35 year anniversary of the Meares Island Tribal Park.

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Red Sky Performance: REDTalks

The REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, innovators and leaders. REDTalks drives ideas, mobilizes action, and serves as a catalyst for social change.

Scroll through Red Talks for some great resources – interviews with Indigenous artists, change makers and knowledge holders. 

Wapikoni: Canadian Indigenous Film, Music & Workshops

Co-founded in 2003 by Manon Barbeau, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation Youth Council and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and the collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada, the launch of Wapikoni Mobile took place in 2004 during the Montreal First Peoples Festival. 

Since then, Wapikoni Mobile travels to Aboriginal communities providing workshops for First Nations youth that allow them to master digital tools by directing short films and musical works. During each stopover, “mentor filmmakers” welcome and train thirty young participants during all stages of implementation.

Towards Reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to Natural Scientists Working In Canadian Protected Areas

The above was presented at the March 9-12, 2021 Virtual Research Summit.

Ce qui précède a été présenté au Sommet de Recherche Virtuel du 9 au 12 mars 2021.

The following is preliminary content for a session at the March 9-12, 2021 Virtual Research Summit, submitted by Carmen Wong with Parks Canada, and Elder Mary Jane Gùdia) Johnson or Kluane First Nation. Click on the image below to see the full presentation.

Ce qui suit est le contenu préliminaire d’une session du Sommet de Recherche Virtuel du 9 au 12 mars 2021, présenté par Carmen Wong avec Parcs Canada, et l’aînée Mary Jane (Gùdia) Johnson ou la Première nation Kluane. Cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous pour voir la présentation complète.

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(French below)

Many protected areas in Canada were created by the expulsion of Indigenous peoples from their traditional homelands. This history drives a need for reconciliation in all aspects of the management of protected areas. Here we reimagine how research could be conducted in Canadian protected areas by drawing on our recently published paper outlining 10 Calls to Action to natural scientists to enable reconciliation in Canada. This paper was written by an unique group of co-authors representing Indigenous and western science perspectives and fuelled by our critical review of the research field activities we have observed in northern Canada. Two co-authors, an Elder from Kluane First Nation and an ecologist for Parks Canada will present together the 10 Calls to Action and their specific implications for research and management activities in protected areas. Both co-authors have/are worked/working for Parks Canada and have been involved with the permitting process for research for over a decade in Kluane National Park and Reserve which is cooperatively managed with Kluane First Nation and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. Original paper available online here:


De nombreuses zones protégées au Canada ont été créées par l’expulsion des peuples indigènes de leurs terres traditionnelles. Cette histoire entraîne un besoin de réconciliation dans tous les aspects de la gestion des zones protégées. Nous imaginons ici comment la recherche pourrait être menée dans les zones protégées du Canada en nous appuyant sur notre document récemment publié, qui présente 10 appels à l’action adressés à des spécialistes des sciences naturelles pour permettre la réconciliation au Canada. Ce document a été rédigé par un groupe unique de co-auteurs représentant les perspectives des autochtones et de la science occidentale et alimenté par notre examen critique des activités de recherche sur le terrain que nous avons observées dans le nord du Canada. Deux co-auteurs, un aîné de la Première nation de Kluane et un écologiste de Parcs Canada, présenteront ensemble les 10 appels à l’action et leurs implications spécifiques pour les activités de recherche et de gestion dans les zones protégées. Les deux co-auteurs ont travaillé/travaillent pour Parcs Canada et ont été impliqués dans le processus d’autorisation des recherches depuis plus de dix ans dans le parc national et la réserve de Kluane, qui est géré en coopération avec la Première nation de Kluane et les Premières nations de Champagne et de Aishihik. L’article original est disponible en ligne ici :