We support the resilience and health of Canada's mountains through Indigenous and Western ways of knowing that inform decision-making and action
Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) brings together Indigenous organizations and communities, universities, governments, businesses and the not-for-profit sector to support the resilience and health of mountain peoples and places.
Our Commitment to Reconciliation
CMN is dedicated to advancing the understanding and braiding of Indigenous and Western ways of knowing and doing, and supporting the leadership of Indigenous individuals and communities in the Network.
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Why Mountains Matter
Mountain systems provide essential benefits to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. These include fresh water, wildlife habitat, natural resources, energy, shelter, recreation, and spiritual connection. Mountains make up an array of different ecological systems connecting the land, and sustaining a diversity of life forms and the way of life and culture of the people who live there.
International Mountain Day
The United Nations has designated December 11th as International Mountain Day to celebrate and call attention to the world about the importance of mountains to life.
The Bison Cultural Project: This 15-minute documentary showcases the innovative project funded by CMN, which focuses on the restoration of Plains Bison to the mountain landscapes of Mînî Rhpa Mâkoche, also known as Banff National Park.
News and Events
Moving Mountains through Braiding Knowledges: CMN’s 2023 Knowledge Sharing Summit
23 October 2023
Canadian Mountain Podcast Episode 5.3: Restoring the Klinse-Za Caribou and Maintaining Wildlife Balance
05 July 2023
Canadian Mountain Podcast: Revitalization of Yukon Salmon Culture
01 May 2023