Indigenous Guardians - Caring for the Land

Many Indigenous communities across the Boreal Forest have launched Indigenous Guardians programs to care for traditional territories. Guardians serves as stewards on the land. They manage protected areas, study wildlife and monitor development projects by drawing on Indigenous and western science.

The  Indigenous Leadership Initiative produced this short video of guardians talking about their work.

“We are sustaining our traditional territory not only for us, but for the whole world,” says Gloria Enzoe of the Nihat’ni Dene program of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation. “Our ecosystem is so pure, we have so many trees that we are cleaning up a lot of pollution. It means we are here protecting Mother Earth in order for the rest of the world to live on her.”