Guardians of the Coast: The next generation of stewards

Join us for our last webinar in our Coastal Insights series featuring two inspiring youth.

Youth all over the world are increasingly stepping up and voicing their concerns about the urgent need to address anthropogenic impacts in nature. In this last session of Coastal Insights, we will be joined by some of the inspiring young leaders who are taking action in their communities to sustain and protect the coast. 

Our two guests

Merecedes Robinson standing in an estuary looking towards the water.
Photo by Doug Neasloss.

Mercedes Robinson grew up in her home territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation alongside grizzlies, black bears and spirit bears in the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast of British Columbia. At the age of 19, Mercedes has already interned with the Spirit Bear Research Foundation conducting non-invasive bear research, guided international tourists at the world-renowned Spirit Bear Lodge and was featured in the Great Bear Rainforest IMAX movie that has been viewed by audiences around the world.

Robin Buss is from the Hwlitsum First Nation and an honourary member of the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN), a community in which she grew up. Growing up in TFN territory has allowed Robin to immerse in her culture through ceremonies, community gatherings and fishing with family. More recently, Robin has realized her passion for stewardship and the importance of cultural connections to place which led her to work with Raincoast and help pilot and lead a local TFN youth stewardship program on TFN territory. 

Read more about Coastal Insights

Coastal Insights: Eyes on the Coast (Season 2)

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