This resource is intended for Indigenous Nations and governments who are interested or currently engaged in the creation of an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) or other Indigenous-led conservation initiatives. It provides a snapshot of how IPCAs are being governed across what is now known as Canada.
This 11-minute video was presented at ArcticNet 2020 and is an introduction to Qikiqtait, an Inuit-led protected area for the Belcher Islands Archipelago.
The community of Inukjuak Nunavik has a goal of creating a 24,000 ha IPCA for Arqvilliit (Ottawa Islands). This IPCA is supported by the Government of Canada and will provide protection for habitats of species at risk that are significant to the Inuit.
This dialogue features stories from emerging IPCA from across what is now known as Canada featuring Elders, community members and leaders from Kitskiinan Kawekanawaynichikatek IPCA (York Factory First Nation/Cree Territory/Northern Manitoba), Arqvillit IPCA (Inuit/Nunavik Territory/Northern Quebec), Bistcho Lake IPCA (Dene Tha’ First Nation/Northern Alberta), and Aki Sibi IPCA (Kebaowek First Nation/Algonquin Territory/Southern Quebec).