CBC News: 6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding
Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs.
The money will be disbursed over three years through the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program, which provides financial support to Indigenous people to monitor their traditional lands, preserve wildlife and maintain their culture.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced the funding on a trip to Inuvik, N.W.T., on June 22.
Projects from 4 Inuit regions
Three projects in Nunavut and one each in the N.W.T., Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador, were selected by a committee made up of leaders from the four Inuit regions along with representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit advocacy organization.
Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board for Community Monitoring of Caribou will train caribou guardians to interview local elders and hunters about their traditional knowledge and use it influence conservation decisions about how to conserve caribou in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut.
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