Indigenous guardian manning remote B.C. territory receives leadership award – Welland Tribune

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Indigenous guardian manning remote B.C. territory receives leadership award – Welland Tribune

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202180 Views

June 15, 2021

Jarett Quock was instrumental in designing the Tahltan First Nation’s very first environmental guardian program back in 2016.

Recognizing his environmental stewardship, Quock was awarded the Outstanding Individual Leadership Award by the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, a national organization aimed at indigenous governance, on June 3.

Quock accepted the award from his home in Dease Lake, two days before he undertook a long journey from the remote northwestern community to Vancouver for a medical appointment.

While accepting the award, Quock thanked his fellow Tahltan guardians who not only walked with him across the land of their territory but also stood by him as he battled stage four lung cancer in 2019.

Read More: https://www.wellandtribune.ca/ts/news/canada/2021/06/15/indigenous-guardian-manning-remote-bc-territory-recieves-leadership-award.html

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