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Indigenous guardians, leaders hope to build a national watchman program – National Observer

Shaunna Morgan Siegers was first called by the land and water when she was 18, halfway through her first year at university.

She says she could see herself sitting on the high banks of the Rupert River, looking west at the setting sun. She headed home, to the Waskaganish First Nation on the southern shores of James Bay, in northern Quebec.

“More importantly, it’s about elevating our Indigenous knowledge,” says Shaunna Morgan Siegers, who runs operations for the Indigenous Leadership Initiative. “Valuing and keeping Indigenous ways of knowing…is at the very heart of this work.”

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