WEBINAR | Wahkohtowin Guardian Program: Traditional Knowledge Practices in Action

Through the Sharing Indigenous Knowledge webinar series, Loyalist College in partnership with Bioenterprise, provides a platform to help raise awareness and understanding related to the valuable role of Indigenous knowledge and entrepreneurship within the current economy.

The second webinar in the series was moderated by Jennifer Tewathahá:kwa Maracle, Loyalist College Director of Indigenous Services, and featured Amberly Quakegesic sharing her journey as the manager of the Guardian program at Wahkohtowin.

The Guardian program is designed to strengthen Indigenous youth’s connections to their land, language, culture and community through land-based learning. 

“We recognize the challenges and opportunities facing our Communities in environmental and resource management. We want to be leaders and changemakers for our Communities. And this starts with our youth. We want to learn our old ways and share knowledge to create innovative environmental solutions. With guidance from our Elders and Cultural Advisors we developed a set of principles to guide our Guardians,” says Quakegesic.