Indigenous Partners

European fire ants (Myrmeca rubra) can deliver a painful sting. They are an invasive you don’t want to discover in your garden or local park. They nest in lawns and dry, sandy soils and are mostly spread by human activity.

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Sean McCann

Our Indigenous partners play a significant role in the work we do.

Invasive species can significantly impact Indigenous communities by affecting infrastructure, economies, health and cultural practices including traditional economies and harvesting. ISCBC works in partnership with Indigenous community leaders and members to gain their valued input into our work, from recommending employment and training needs to strengthening partnerships with industry and governments.

Indigenous Invasive Species Network

The Indigenous Invasive Species Network (IISN) co-ordinates meetings and communications between Indigenous communities and organizations in BC.

The network holds frequent conference calls where current programs and projects related to Indigenous communities are reviewed and issues regarding invasive species are shared. Members provide valuable input, engage in great discussions about key invasive species issues impacting their communities, and share challenges and solutions. Updates are also provided by email through the network listserv (group email).

Visit Resources and For Youth to check out publications, webinars and educational activities. Watch our Indigenous video series on YouTube. Each of these resources was developed with network input.

Join the Indigenous Invasive Species Network today

It is free to be a member, and you will be linked into our conference calls, connected through the Listserv group email, and be invited to participate in the annual Indigenous Workshop, part of the ISCBC’s annual Forum and AGM. To join, simply complete the form below.