By Jessica Lee Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Banff National Park’s Indigenous partners want to see the park agency lead by example, demonstrating how First Nations and Parks Canada officials across the country can work together to advance priorities of mutual interest in areas like conservation and reconciliation. Banff National Park’s 2022 management plan, released in August, includes a new high-level strategy to strengthen Indigenous relations by ensuring First Nations representatives have a say in the direction of the park and its practices. The plan will guide the park’s decision-making over the next 10 years and was partially informed by a Banff Indigenous Advisory Circle, which was formed in 2018. The group is comprised of members of the Iyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda First Nation, including Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations; Tsuut’ina
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