CLIMATE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS IN ALBERTA'S NORTHERN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
The Rockies Institute (RI) has been working hard to build its own capacity in order to grow the capacity of vulnerable individuals, organizations, and communities to build their climate resilience and adapt to the Earth’s changing environment.
The RI has proven track-record of partnering with Indigenous communities, beginning with the Kainai First Nation. They have been invited by Fort McKay Metis to deliver climate change education to their community, which has also led to recommendations for expanding to Fort Chipewyan. Alberta Ecotrust’s investment allows the organization to bring their model of program delivery to Indigenous communities in the North, creating a new foundation for future multi-year projects like they’ve started with communities in the South.