VIU, Nanwakolas Council, BC partner to train more Indigenous Guardians


Vancouver Island University, the Nanwakolas Council, and the Government of British Columbia are partnering to address the urgent need for more Indigenous Guardians in the province. VIU and the Nanwakolas Council recently signed an MOU outlining how they will use VIU’s intensive Stewardship Technician Training Program (STTP) to provide more Indigenous Guardians with the skills they need to protect the lands and waters of Vancouver Island and the BC coast. The STTP is an 18-month program that will prepare guardians for future careers in forestry, biology, archaeology, environmental management, and similar fields. The provincial government has promised $1.4M in support for the STTP’s continued development.

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