Read the February 2019 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

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NCN Land Guardian Training Program Launches

NCN is excited to announce the launch of the Land Guardian Program in our community.

The program idea originated as an implementation measure from the RMB Land Use Planning process under Article 6, currently in its final stage of completing the Land Use Plan (LUP). The program, in the design stage, will also seek to align existing land and resources functions.

“Our new NCN Land Guardian program is a great step toward conserving our natural resources and managing our lands our way,” said Councillor Willie Moore, Lands, Environment and Resources portfolio holder. Willie added, “Plans are in place to align existing local guardian functions, such as the Trap program and Country Foods programs, with environmental monitoring within the Resource Management Area. We our proud to have our trained members managing the land.”

Building on an existing model throughout Canada, Indigenous Leadership Initiative state the following about the Land Guardian Program:
“Across Canada, approximately 30 teams of Indigenous Guardians are working to conserve and manage their lands. They monitor wildlife, patrol protected areas and reduce the impacts of climate change. In the process, they honour their cultural traditions and train the next generation of leaders. This model is proven to deliver major social and environmental benefits… and create transformational change within communities – change built on cultural pride, expert knowledge and the expression of nationhood.”

Initial objectives of the Land Guardian program in NCN are to engage in winter field activities, such as safety cabin and trail maintenance and grooming, signage, and site visits. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


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Read the February 2019 Achimowina Newsletter