Welcome to the IPCA Knowledge Basket, a digital space created to honour, celebrate, and catalyze Indigenous-led conservation pathways in Canada, including Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs).

The IPCA Knowledge Basket holds stories, videos, songs, government reports and policies, academic articles, resources, and artwork available to all who seek to support Indigenous-led conservation.

Because land and language are inextricably linked, Indigenous-led conservation can help support the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

As you enter the IPCA Knowledge Basket we invite you to listen to greetings shared by Indigenous language speakers. Click to hear a greeting from the speakers below.

Please note these audio messages were gifted for the IPCA Knowledge Basket and are not to be copied or used for other purposes without explicit consent. 

We hope that IPCA Knowledge Basket users will contribute messages of greetings and thanks in other Indigenous languages to help reflect the diversity of languages spoken on what is now known as Canada.

The basket represents the strength and beauty we can create by weaving multiple knowledge systems together.

The IPCA Knowledge Basket provides opportunities to harvest, collect, and contribute resources to help you on your learning journey. When we share with one another, we rise together!

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Our Origin Story

Learn more about the IPCA Knowledge Basket and how it was created.

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Jennifer Taback, President and Partner from Design De Plume, shared that the creative team had a great opportunity to sit with many people involved in this work.

“We heard stories, ideas, and thoughts that helped to give us ideas about common threads we could work with. The lands, people, animals and cultures are hugely diverse and we knew that to represent the project. Elder Albert Marshall told us that “Nature has rights, humans have responsibilities” and we made sure to reflect that by balancing natural elements marked by human influence.”

Listen to Anishinaabe Elder Marilyn Capreol, a member of Shawanaga First Nation, describe the significance of the big dipper constellation design.

Listen to Natowaawawahkaki – Holy Walking Woman (Paulette Fox) describe the design of the IPCA Knowledge Basket and the significance of the big dipper from a Blackfoot perspective.

See What’s New

Below is an ever-growing collection of stories about Indigenous leadership in conservation, including stories from Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, intended to inform, inspire and celebrate. Digital storytelling about Indigenous-led conservation is a newly emerging space. This collection will continue to grow as more Indigenous Nations and communities document and share their stories.

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