Tom Dillon, left, a senior vice president at The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Valérie Courtois, executive director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI), participate in a sharing circle on the lake shore in the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec.

This news article covers the story of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative assuming leadership of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign (IBCC), marking a significant shift towards Indigenous-led conservation efforts across Canada. This transition sets a standard for recognizing and supporting Indigenous Peoples as leaders in the conservation of their own lands.


Photo: Indigenous Leadership Initiative

In Canada, Indigenous Leaders Take Mantle of Longtime Boreal Forest Stewardship Effort

Author: Tom Dillon & Valérie Courtois

Year: 2023

Media Type: News Article