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We are an Indigenous and Northern-led network that builds connections and facilitates information-sharing amongst Indigenous guardian and environmental stewardship programs across Northern Canada. We work as a collective to support Indigenous governance, capacity building and cultural connections for our communities to be empowered as stewards of the land.

We've hired!

The Northern Indigenous Stewardship Network has hired Amos Scott as the first Project Director of the network

The Northern Indigenous Stewardship Network (NISN) is pleased to announce we have hired Amos Scott as Project Director. We welcome Amos to the role and look forward to working with him in the coming year. 


Amos Scott is a Tlicho Nation member who lives in Yellowknife with his family. We trust Amos to use his experience working with communities across the North as a land based filmmaker, former journalist and his passion and skill being on the land as a harvester will help to build this network for guardians throughout the North. 


“I am hopeful that Amos will help bring the vision of the Network for northern guardians to life.” said Nooks Lindell, NISN Steering Committee member. “The call for Network has come from guardians and by creating a way to work together, we’ll only make the important work of guardians and stewardship better for everyone.” 


Our Vision is for:

  • Indigenous peoples empowered to oversee our own lands, waters, and wildlife

  • Unity amongst Northern Indigenous peoples, cultures & communities

  • Health and wellness in Northern communities

  • Strong capacity and highly qualified Indigenous people leading stewardship and guardian programs of our land and waters

  • Robust resources, financial stability, and employment and training supports that empowers stewardship programs to focus on the land

  • Community-led, culturally-based stewardship and knowledge-sharing methods and tools rooted in Indigenous knowledge and culture, as well as Western science



The way of life and values that guide our work as a network include:

  • Respect for the land, environment, and each other’s cultures

  • Resourcefulness - working with what we have

  • Strong communication and involvement of people in the community

  • Embracing traditional and cultural identity in everything we do

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