In the last decade, Indigenous peoples across Canada have been sounding the alarm about moose populations and their habitats. Moose, a species of deep importance to many Indigenous peoples, cultures, and communities across Canada, have declined in numbers dramatically in many areas – with far-reaching impacts to Indigenous communities, food security, cultures, and ways of life. Many Nations and Guardian programs have responded by developing moose monitoring and stewardship programs.

In response to inquiries, requests and discussion with community partners, the Indigenous Guardians Technical Support Team (TST) are convening a two part, interactive webinar series focused on Indigenous Guardians and Moose Monitoring & Stewardship.

Part 2 of this webinar series will highlight information, resources, and strategies that Indigenous Guardians and stewardship programs are using to address some of the challenges and questions raised during the first webinar session. You’ll learn about available resources to support Indigenous Guardians addressing moose issues. This interactive session will also be a chance to network and connect with other First Nations as you hear about the strategies and approaches others are using to monitor, steward and advocate for moose in their territories.


(Photo Credit: Ami Vitale via Indigenous Guardians Toolkit)

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)