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2022 IWFF Honour Nomination Form

Ends on September 15, 2022

The Wildland Fire Canada conference is being held in Treaty 6 (Edmonton, AB) this year from October 31 to November 4, 2022 at the Westin ( Fire researchers, managers, and practitioners from all across Canada, and internationally, attend this conference to share knowledge and build relationships. Two awards are generally handed out during the conference banquet: one for career contributions to wildfire research, and the other for career contributions to wildfire management. 

In recognizing the important role Indigenous Peoples play in fire stewardship, wildfire management and knowledge production across Canada, a team of Indigenous fire practitioners have come together to honour the first ever Indigenous Wildland Firefighter at the conference, with the support of the International Association of Wildland Fire. The recipient will be honoured with a blanket ceremony at the conference banquet, and travel will be covered for the recipient and a companion to the conference from their community. 

We are currently accepting nominations, and need your help! We are looking for Indigenous fire practitioners and/or wildland firefighters have made exceptional contributions to wildfire management and land stewardship. If you would like to nominate someone, please use the form below. The recipient to be honoured will be chosen by an Indigenous panel. 

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At this time, it is our intention to host an in-person conference, however, we intend to provide some opportunities allowing attendees to participate virtually if they choose. For the safety of our guests, we will incorporate any necessary safety precautions recommended by public health professionals and government entities. In the event circumstances surrounding COVID restrict/limit an in-person conference, we may explore a fully virtual option. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.