Sharing Indigenous responses to climate change
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is committed to ensuring that our work supports Indigenous self-determination, and that Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing are reflected in policy recommendations. We recognize that this work must be led by and for Indigenous people, and that historically, research in Indigenous and Northern communities has often neglected the expertise of Indigenous peoples. We are working to amplify Indigenous voices, research and worldviews to ensure that our research meaningfully and inclusively embodies First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives in order to strengthen the impact and effectiveness of policy recommendations moving forward.
While the Institute commissioned the content presented here, each piece reflects the independent perspectives and insights of the authors and contributors.
Case Study: Ayookxw Responding to Climate Change
The Gitanyow are using both Indigenous knowledge and laws (Ayookxw) and western science to build a comprehensive understanding of the ecological health of our territory, and translating that knowledge into policies that respond to the impacts of climate change.
Case Study: Seed Sowing
Indigenous Relationship-Building as Processes of Environmental Action
Case Study: Unnatural Disasters
Colonialism, climate displacement, and Indigenous sovereignty in Siksika Nation’s disaster recovery efforts