Youth Training in Ethical Knowledge Sharing and Co-production to Advance Northern, Indigenous-led Conservation and Stewardship

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Year:
2020
Region:
Northwest Territories, Nunatsiavut, Yukon
Type:
Laureate
Theme:
Children & Youth, Education & Learning, Environment, Science, Skills development
Category:
AIP

In the face of the climate crisis and the global pandemic, Indigenous communities across the North recognize the urgent need for training and research that supports adaptation and sustainability. This project won $500,000 to build intercultural research collaborations, knowledge transfer and mobilization, skills and capacities through Indigenous Guardians and similar stewardship programs working in partnership with the next generation of northern leaders. The project also aims to train a generation of youth to design and deliver relevant research projects using Indigenous research methods, community-based research methods, and ethical approaches to knowledge sharing between Indigenous and Western ways of knowing.

Nominator: Grace Southwick, AIP Ambassador
Team:
Norma Kassi, Co-Research Director, Canadian Mountain Network (Team Leader), Frederick Blake Jr., Adam Bathe, Jon Blyth, Frank Brown, Valerie Courtois, Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Catherine Potvin, Samantha Titze, Kelsey Wrightson