The IPCA Knowledge Basket would not have been possible without the generous contributions of wisdom, knowledge, and stories from Indigenous leaders, governments, and communities.
The IPCA Knowledge Basket was created through the collective vision and efforts of many, including the IISAAK OLAM Foundation, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, and members of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP). The web design was created by Design de Plume, a women-led and Indigenously-owned web design firm based in Sudbury, Ontario.
The development team included Monica Shore, Allison Bishop, Stephanie Siddon, Soudeh Jamshidian, Jena-Lee Ashley, and Kristy Tomkinson. The CRP Leadership Circle, which includes Marilyn Baptiste, Eli Enns, Faisal Moola, Steven Nitah, Robin Roth, and Lisa Young, provided the strategic oversight for the project. We are grateful for the leadership of Elders Albert Marshall, Larry McDermott, Marilyn Capreol, and Paulette Fox. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and guiding our Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing process.
We are also grateful for Beverly Jeddore (Eskasoni First Nation) who contributed songs from the eastern gate and Gordon Planes (T’Souke Nation) who contributed a song from the western gate. These songs help greet IPCA Knowledge Basket users and help send website users on their journey in a good way. Many thanks to all of the Indigenous language speakers who contributed the initial greeting and thank you messages to the website.
Our thanks to the University of Guelph, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, David Suzuki Foundation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and the World Wildlife Fund Canada for providing financial support for this platform.