Conrad James Shaw Cowan - Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (W) Inc.
Anthony Moore - Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw
Geoff Carrow - Indigenous Community Response Training Team - Canadian Coast Guard Western Region
Susan Burton - Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
Alec Dick - Village of Ahousaht
Pride & Protection, Canada’s first Indigenous-led coast guard auxiliary patrols BC’ rugged coast.
Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) is Canada’s first Indigenous-led Coast Guard Auxiliary with a purpose to protect both mariners and citizens through the forging of strong and lasting partnerships between maritime First Nations and the Canadian Coast Guard. The CN-CGA was incorporated in mid-2018 under the sponsorship of the Federal Government, for the purpose of providing organized voluntary maritime SAR in coastal areas of BC.
Mission: To ensure effective marine search and rescue services for people in distress throughout BC’s coastal region.
Motto: We are Coastal First Nations, saving lives at sea.
Join panel members from the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Canadian Coast Guard to discuss the formation, evolution, and impact that Canada’s first Indigenous-led Coast Guard Auxiliary is making to improve marine safety on Canada’s West Coast.