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Indigenous Youth Complete Training Program - Eco Canada BEAHR

In collaboration with the Bagida'waad Alliance, Affinity Habitat Studio and Dylan White Consulting delivered a BEAHR (Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources) training program. All youth participants passed the program, achieving a nationally recognized certificate, while building hands on skills along with memories that will last a lifetime.


Indigenous Youth participants observe salamander eggs in a vernal pool
Indigenous Youth participants observe salamander eggs in a vernal pool

In field components covered skills like plant and wildlife species identification, soil texture analysis, and introduced analytical and critical thinking about environmental management practices such as environmental impact studies.

Youth observing and identifying a native American Plum
Youth observing and identifying a native American Plum

In class components provided an open atmosphere to discuss ideas from a western science or Indigenous Traditional Knowledge perspective. Topics covered under the Environmental Core program included the basics of ecology, environmental sector jobs, communication, mapping. A Climate Change Apaptation program engabled youth with knowledge and skills to prepare a community driven climate change plan.


Chris Akiwenzie, youth participant, giving insight on his experience interviewing fisher-people as part of Whitefish studies

The BEAHR program is one way that the Bagida'waad Alliance and its partners are facilitating the next generation of environmental managers and leaders.


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