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May 5, 2016 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Kristy Kirkup

A Cree elder teaches youth how to carve.

Photo: Natasha Moine

An experiment that has won favour in Australia is gathering steam in Ottawa as the federal government scrambles to live up to its promise to help despairing indigenous communities.

Members of a Canadian team called the “Indigenous Leadership Initiative” are proposing a national “guardians program” that would allow people in indigenous communities to monitor the land, preserve wildlife and maintain their culture.

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