Interviews with Indigenous Leaders (Proceedings from the 17th North American Caribou Workshop)

The North American Caribou Workshop (NACW) is held every two years, and is a central event for sharing Indigenous knowledge, science and lessons learned, reporting on caribou status and discussing approaches to address key challenges to caribou conservation, management and recovery.

The theme of NACW 2018 was “Working Together”, and had three main goals: 1- Translating knowledge into action, 2- Strengthening livelihoods and futures, and 3- Finding innovative solutions. In line with these goals, the Indigenous Stream of NACW 2018 included a two-day Indigenous Talking Circle, Indigenous Meeting Spaces for cultural and creative expression, public events, youth-centered activities including a youth caucus, Indigenous guardian training, and a youth panel, and interviews with Indigenous leaders.

Over 500 participants, including an unprecedented level of Indigenous participation from all regions of the country, attended the 2018 North American Caribou Workshop. The recordings of interviews with Indigenous leaders which are publicly available can be found by clicking the "view resource" button. 

Project Co-Leads : Micheline Manseau, Deborah Simmons, Gita Ljubicic 

Funding for the Indigenous stream of NACW 2018 was made possible by: Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant,  Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Sathu Renewable Resources Board, Canadian Forest Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Ontario Species at Risk.