December 20, 2023
The Indigenous leadership that generated international attention at last December’s COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Montreal continued to shine through 2023. The year brought challenges, including record-breaking wildfires that devastated communities across the country and sent smoke billowing for thousands of kilometres. But from the community level to the national stage, Indigenous Nations offered solutions for caring for lands and waters. Canadians welcomed these contributions: 75% of Canadians support the Guardians programs, for instance, according to a recent poll.
Here are some highlights ILI is proud to be a part of in 2023.