Example IPCAs

Seal River Watershed - Indigenous Protected Area Initiative

The project goal is to permanently conserve the Seal River Watershed as an Indigenous Protected Area. Sayisi Dene First Nation is leading an initiative to protect the entirety of the Seal River watershed from industrial activity in partnership with Cree, Dene and Inuit neighbours.

Website: www.sealriverwatershed.ca

Pimachiowin Aki - The Land that Gives Life

Pimachiowin Aki is the first and only ‘mixed’ cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage site in Canada. Anishinaabeg have cared for this “Land that Gives Life” for over 7,000 years. Today, they continue to live as one with Pimachiowin Aki, using ancient conservation practices to keep the land in its purest form for all generations.

Website: www.pimaki.ca

Thaidene Nëné - Land of the Ancestors

Thaidene Nëné is the homeland of the Łutsël K’é Dene whose ancestors laid down the sacred, ethical, and practical foundations of the Dënesųłıné way of life. The living connection between land and people, water and land, forest and barrens make Thaidene Nëné a national treasure of Canada.

Website: www.landoftheancestors.ca

Nexwagwezʔan - Dasiqox Tribal Park

Dasiqox Tribal Park or Nexwagwezʔan – “It is there for us” – is a proposed land, water and wildlife management area in traditional Tŝilhqot’in territory. It is an expression of Indigenous governance initiated by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and Yuneŝit’in Government, and supported by the Tŝilhqot’in National Government.

Website: www.dasiqox.org