Report: Envisioning the Indigenous-led Conservation Economy
We’re excited to share the report from our Spring gathering, “RAD Network: Envisioning the Indigenous-led Conservation Economy”. In April 2023, we came together with over 80 individuals on Wolastoqiyik Territory at St. Mary’s First Nation, Sitansisk (also known as Fredericton, New Brunswick), to connect, exchange and envision pathways forward. The gathering clarified our collective vision and provided a springboard for further action.
The report – which was collaboratively developed with input from participants – summarizes the rich dialogue from the gathering and lays out priorities, actions and outputs for the RAD Network to pursue moving forward. The report is rich in insights on a range of topics, with reflections from our guest Knowledge Carriers, Elders, youth, land guardians, legal experts Indigenous leaders and many others. Key themes of discussion included community kinship, jurisdiction, markets, policy and advocacy, values, voice and communication, youth engagement, the rights of nature, and tools that can advance our goals in these areas. Read on to learn what RAD is all about.