How Do I Use the We Are Fire Toolkit?

Readiness for the journey of Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land will vary within communities.

Some readers may be learning about Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land for the first time, developing their first Indigenous-led fire prescription, updating their existing Indigenous-led fire prescription or building partnerships to coordinate human, technical and financial resources for an Indigenous-led fire prescription.

Other readers may be implementing their updated Indigenous-led fire prescription with reporting components to ensure the ongoing use of Indigenous-led fire stewardship practices alongside settler and state-led fire management on specific land, for example, the Saskatchewan River Delta.

The Muskrats to Moose Project Team respects your unique fire stewardship journey of Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land.

So, let’s start your metaphorical journey by walking along the Saskatchewan River Delta.

Starting your Indigenous-led fire practices journey

  • Is this the first time you are learning about Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land? Or maybe you are planning to return fire to the land by developing the first Indigenous-led fire prescription with your group or community?

If this is you, then consider starting at the Giving Thanks tab of the We Are Fire Toolkit and then working through each tab on the site.

Gaining knowledge and experience during your Indigenous-led fire practices journey

If so, then consider jumping to specific tabs in the Toolkit to assist you.

Advancing your knowledge, skills and abilities in your Indigenous-led fire practices journey

If so, then consider jumping to specific tabs in the We Are Fire Toolkit, in particular, the Engaging in Indigenous-led fire prescriptions tab. From there, compare your Indigenous-led fire prescription to the wise practices, lessons learned and resources on core dimensions of Indigenous-led fire prescriptions described in the Toolkit.

So, what are other ways that I can use the We Are Fire Toolkit?

Well, consider using the We are Fire Toolkit as an Indigenous-led teaching resource and Indigenous-led practitioner resource.

We hope to revisit, update and adapt the knowledge shared in the We Are Fire Toolkit over time to reflect current and emerging trends in Indigenous-led fire stewardship and its co-existence alongside settler and state-led fire management.