Indigenous peoples have long held the view that humans are meant to be stewards of the earth. This belief dictates that all creation is equal and that in exchange for the life and sustenance that earth provides people, they must in return respect and care for the earth. As natural life carriers, Indigenous women, girls, gender-diverse and Two-Spirit people hold a particularly strong bond with this belief. Our goal is to inform and affect positive change and restore biodiversity using the traditional knowledge and unique bond Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people hold with creation. 

 

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This project provides capacity for NWAC to engage and provide input on the development and implementation of policies and programs related to conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Increase Indigenous participation in wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Enhance capacity to engage in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

The capacity provided enables NWAC to participate in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to conservation, wildlife and biodiversity. NWAC further advises on and facilitates community engagement in activities and policies related to conservation, biodiversity and wildlife, and provides submissions pertaining to documents that are part of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Where possible, NWAC also contributes to preparations for and, where possible, participate in international and domestic meetings related to conservation and biodiversity.

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What others are doing

From grassroots organizations to international bodies, the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the environment has never been focused on as prominently as now. Beyond the work ECCCO is doing to ensure the role and rights of Indigenous women in our changing climate, there is an enormous amount of research and advocacy being done world-wide.
Biodiversity resources