ISCBC produces a variety of publications for Indigenous communities ranging from materials for educators to community toolkits.
The initial Aboriginal Community Toolkit for Invasive Plant Management was originally developed in 2011. With the support of the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC), in partnership with the Indigenous Invasive Species Network and Indigenous Services Canada, the toolkit was updated to offer case studies and relevant support to Indigenous communities across BC, as they work to reduce the impact of invasive species in their territories.
Resources for Educators
Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, and other organisms that can quickly spread and have negative impacts on ecosystems and native species. Invasive species can also have significant impacts to Indigenous communities by impacting infrastructure, economy, health and cultural practices including traditional economies and harvesting, especially when culturally important species are affected. This resource provides a list of some of the key invasive species affecting Indigenous communities in BC.
Age: ideal for youth aged 12 - 18 years.
Through this activity, youth will interview Elders or older members of their community to explore and document the changes within their territories and communities and reflect on how invasives species have contributed to these changes. Youth will also discover ways they can take actions to prevent the spread of invasive species and help protect their communities.
Age: ideal for youth aged 10 - 18 years.
This activity helps youth to identify and learn about culturally important species in their territories by developing a locally relevant field guide. This guide will include key invasive species and their impacts on the culturally important species in their area, as well as actions that Indigenous youth can take to prevent their spread.