UoGuelph co-hosts IPCA Knowledge Basket

July 13, 2022
The Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP), a network that includes the University of Guelph, ISAAK OLAM Foundation, and the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, has announced a new digital resource called the IPCA Knowledge Basket. The interactive site contains a searchable database of stories and resources related to the creation of Indigenous-led Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). Site visitors can browse resources and collect them in a “basket,” and are encouraged to contribute their own resources to the collection. “The knowledge basket will continue to grow over time,” said CRP lead Eli Enns, who is a Nuu-chah-nulth expert in biocultural heritage. “It’s designed to be a living resource, a place to bring the best of Indigenous knowledge and Western science and modern technology together to solve problems through a two-eyed seeing approach.” UoGuelph is overseeing the partnership’s research and providing administrative support for the resource. UoGuelph (ON)