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Our People

Indigenous and Northern-led

The Northern Indigenous Stewardship Circle welcomes participation from Indigenous governments and organizations from across Northern Canada who are leading stewardship and guardian programs. We also include additional partners and stakeholders in some network activities. If you are interested in being informed about network activities please subscribe to our mailing list or contact 


Our Staff

Amos Scott - Project Director
Tanya Ball - Guardians Program Coordinator 

Our Steering Committee

Our Partners

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The Northern Indigenous Stewardship Circle is proud to receive support from MakeWay and the Indigenous Leadership Initiative.

Amos Scott was hired as project director in December 2021. He is Tlicho Dene and a worked as a videographer and photographer for the Indigenous Leadership Initiative and the Land Needs Guardians campaign. Amos has also spent many  years making films in the North. He is one of the founders of Dene Nahjo and has run his small business, Adze Studios for a number of years now.  


Amos is honoured to be working on establishing this network as a resource for Indigenous Guardians throughout northern Canada. 

Tanya Ball started of a Steering Committee member but NISC is happy that she is in the new position of Guardians Program Coordinator.

Tanya is a proud member of both the Kaska and Tahltan First Nations. Her love for the land and for learning from her elders about culture, language and traditional knowledge has directed her studies and guided a career path which focuses on helping to advance the Indigenous Guardians movement and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.

Tanya also works with the  Dena Kayeh Institute as a Natural Resource Technician and guardian coordinator for the Dane Nan Yḗ Dāh Kaska land guardian program. She also works with the 3 Nations (Tahltan, Kaska, Taku River Tlingit) Society as the 3 Nations land guardian coordinator. 

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