In the fall of 2019, the Coastal Stewardship Network (CSN), a program of Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative (CFN), retained EcoPlan International to support an evaluation of their Stewardship Technician Training Program (STTP). The evaluation  informed on-going program design and delivery of STTP; shared the STTP story with stewardship departments, participating communities, and funders;  and, provide information for other on-the-land/ on-the-water training programs, communities or institutions currently conducting, or interested in creating, Indigenous stewardship training programs. CFN decided to conduct a participatory co-evaluation of STTP with EcoPlan to bring forward the program and students’ successes and learnings. EcoPlan provided experience and expertise in program evaluation and working with coastal First Nations. The evaluation drew on the experience and perspective of those involved as well as academic literature and case studies. Click here to view.