By Virginia Capmourteres
The Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP) is a seven-year program of work that supports Indigenous-led conservation in Canada. Hosted by the IISAAK OLAM Foundation, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, and the University of Guelph, the CRP weaves together Indigenous thought leaders, organizations, youth and Elders; emerging and established scholars; prominent conservation agencies and organizations; Indigenous Peoples and Nations; and knowledge mobilization specialists.
GIER has partnered with the CRP to support the work of environmental researchers at UoG whose research and professional practice align with the CRP objectives to better align the governance and management of existing protected areas with Indigenous Peoples’ relationships to their territories; ensure ethical and collaborative research that builds on both Indigenous and western knowledge systems; and, increase capacity amongst Indigenous Nations and communities, the conservation sector and the general public.
At GIER, we look forward to cultivating stronger relationships with Indigenous scholars and communities!