This short academic commentary describes the importance of Canada’s boreal forest, the history of colonial conservation in Canada and the shift towards conservation that is more inclusive of Indigenous Peoples. It gives examples of existing Indigenous-led conservation in the boreal, such as Tribal Parks and other IPCAs. This includes Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage Site in Manitoba and Ontario and K’ih tsaa?dze Tribal Park in northern BC.

Moving beyond colonial models: IPCAs offer hope for biodiversity and advancing reconciliation in the Canadian boreal forest

Author: Moolan, F., and Roth, R.

Year: 2018