April 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm Vancouver

General Speaker Series Event Information:

Following up on our March webinar, the TST are pleased to host a guest presentation from the GEO Indigenous Alliance – a collective of people working globally to create new data and information tools that support Indigenous people. Join us to find out more about the latest data tools designed for and by Indigenous peoples.

Date: April 7th, 11:00am – 12:00pm PST

Registration: Register here for the event. Zoom meeting information will be automatically sent to you after you register.

The GEO Indigenous Alliance seeks to protect and sustain Indigenous Cultural Heritage utilizing and contributing to Global Earth Observation science, data and technology to create a knowledge base that will sustain the Earth we live upon.  Panelists will discuss and explore the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive Earth Observation applications for Indigenous leadership, education, and communities to support Indigenous rights and interests.  The panelists’ research and experiences will demonstrate how combining Earth Observations and Indigenous knowledge can yield novel insights into and actions for preserving our environment.

James Rattling Leaf, Co-Founder, GEO Indigenous Alliance

Diana Mastracci, Co-Founder, GEO Indigenous Alliance

Titus Letaapo, Co-Founder, GEO Indigenous Alliance

Mario Vargas Shakaim, Co-Founder, GEO Indigenous Alliance

To learn more about GEO Indigenous Alliance, check out their website:

(Information Source: Shared by Indigenous Guardians Toolkit in e-newsletter)

(Image Source: Group on Earth Observations [GEO] event poster)

GEO Indigenous Alliance

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March 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm Vancouver

Registration: Register here for the webinar. Zoom meeting information will be automatically sent to you after you register.

What should our Guardians record in the field, and how? How can we efficiently store that information, and find it again later? Is it helping our leaders make and influence high level decisions?
Indigenous Guardians create data when they record observations, in the community, or on the land or water. Used well, data can be a powerful force for Indigenous nations. Yet decisions about what data to gather, how to do so, and how to store or manage it, are some of the most common and pressing questions for Guardians!

In this webinar participants will hear from three guest speakers, Lara Hoshizaki (Program Manager, Coastal Stewardship Network), James Morgan (Lead Technician and Field Coordinator, Gitanyow Lax’yip Guardian ), and Tanya Ball (Coordinator, Kaska Land Guardians). The will discuss to how to decide what data to collect to support strong decision-making, how to collect, manage and use large amounts of complex data, and how to work across Nations and Guardian programs to gather complementary/similar data. There will also be opportunities to share the data tools and apps you use for your Guardian program with the group.

(Information & Image Source: Indigenous Guardians Toolkit)

Indigenous Guardians Toolkit

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Moose Webinar Part 1

Date: October 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT.

Sign Up: Register here for the webinar.

Description: Join us for Part 1 of a conversation about Indigenous Guardians and moose stewardship. In this interactive webinar, you’ll hear from Guardians, stewardship staff, and researchers about some leading Indigenous-led moose stewardship and monitoring initiatives in Canada. Speakers will include James Morgan (lead Guardian) and Kevin Koch (wildlife biologist) from Gitanyow First Nation, and Dr. Jesse Popp, an Indigenous Canada Research Chair working with community partners to study moose populations. You will have the opportunity to discuss your questions and highlight current issues related to moose, in small groups with participants from other Indigenous communities and Guardian programs. The issues, concerns and stewardship approaches you share in this webinar will determine our focus for Webinar 2.

More information about the Moose Webinar Series can be found on the Indigenous Guardians Toolkit.


(Photo Credit: Ami Vitale – Indigenous Guardians Toolkit)