Indigenous peoples have wide-ranging knowledge of the land and its ecology. Through collaboration with Indigenous partners, Parks Canada and Canadians are benefitting from traditional knowledge systems that have been handed down over many thousands of years.

Bison and the power of partnerships
Protecting bison cannot be done alone. Parks Canada works in partnership with many Indigenous communities to help bison grow and thrive.
Prairies and Northwest Territories
The return of the sea otter
What will the return of kuu ("sea otters" in the Haida language) mean to the people of Gwaii Haanas?
British Columbia
Restoring the clam gardens of the Coast Salish peoples
For the Coast Salish peoples, clam gardens have always been both pantries and classrooms.
British Columbia
SGin Xaana Sdiihltl’lxa: night birds returning
Parks Canada, the Haida Nation and several international partners are helping recover Ancient Murrelets.
British Columbia
Llgaay gwii sdiihlda – restoring the balance
The Haida Nation and Parks Canada are restoring native plant species in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.
British Columbia
Inuit traditional knowledge and the search for the missing ships
Without traditional knowledge the search would have been wholly impractical.
Of young caribou and old spirits
The cultural site Many Caches is a treasure at the heart of Tuktut Nogait National Park.
Northwest Territories
Two paths, one destination
Indigenous knowledge works hand in hand with modern science to protect a park and a homeland
Newfoundland and Labrador
A new reign for the king of fish
Thanks to the work of several partners, including Fort Folly First Nation, salmon are returning to the inner Bay of Fundy.
New Brunswick
Snow goose hunt in Wapusk National Park
Indigenous and local communities are working with Parks Canada to address snow goose overabundance.

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