INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION TOOLKIT

Category: 2017, Climate, Community Grant, Current, Grant

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T’sou-ke First Nation

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INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION TOOLKIT

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INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION TOOLKIT 53.523219, -113.526319 INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION TOOLKITIndigenous worldview and rights are a determining factor in the creation of sustainable climate solutions. Indigenous Climate Action(ICA) is the only Indigenous-led climate justice organization in Canada that prioritizes Indigenous people as agents of change. By building a unique Indigenous-worldview toolkit on climate change and using practices of peer to peer engagement, we are able to meet people where they are at and support capacity building for greater participation of Indigenous water protectors, land defenders and community leaders in future climate solutions. By prioritizing our engagement in First Nation, Metis and Inuit Communities in Alberta, our success will be proven by the increase in participation and awareness of Indigenous people in the provincial climate discourse. Together we will ensure Indigenous-led solutions are a key to building a climate friendly Alberta.Learn more.

About

Indigenous​ ​peoples​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​offer​ ​tremendous​ ​value​ ​necessary​ ​to mitigate​ ​and​ ​address​ ​climate​ ​change​ ​in​ ​the​ ​province.​ ​The​ ​Paris​ ​Agreement​ ​clearly recognizes​ ​a​ ​”​need​ ​to​ ​strengthen​ ​knowledge,​ ​technologies,​ ​practices​ ​and​ ​efforts​ ​of local​ ​communities​ ​and​ ​Indigenous​ ​peoples​ ​related​ ​to​ ​addressing​ ​and​ ​responding​ ​to climate​ ​change,​ ​and…the​ ​exchange​ ​of​ ​experiences​ ​and​ ​sharing​ ​of​ ​best​ ​practices​ ​on mitigation​ ​and​ ​adaptation​ ​in​ ​a​ ​holistic​ ​and​ ​integrated​ ​manner.​”

As​ ​an​ ​Indigenous-led​ ​organization​ ​we​ ​are​ ​modeling​ ​the​ ​way​ ​for​ ​Indigenous​ ​leadership on​ ​climate.​ ​Indigenous Climate Action(ICA)​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​organization​ ​that​ ​prioritizes​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​existing Indigenous​ ​knowledge,​ ​technologies,​ ​practices​ ​and​ ​efforts​ ​of​ ​Indigenous communities​ ​in​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​local​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​reducing​ ​and​ ​mitigating impacts​ ​of​ ​climate​ ​change.

Long term success​ ​for​ ​us​ ​is​ ​seeing​ ​climate​ ​change​ ​meaningfully​ ​addressed​ ​and​ ​communities​ ​in Alberta​ ​afforded​ ​a​ ​just​ ​future.​ ​​ ​This​ ​will​ ​come​ ​through​ ​a​ ​transformation​ ​of​ ​the process​ ​of​ ​climate​ ​policy​ ​development​ ​that​ ​integrates​ ​Indigenous​ ​language​ ​and worldview​ ​in​ ​examining​ ​climate​ ​impacts​ ​and​ ​solutions.​

​Indigenous​ ​people​ ​in​ ​Alberta  have​ ​retained​ ​intimate​ ​knowledge,​ ​fostered​ ​over​ ​millenias,​ ​of​ ​the​ ​local​ ​biosphere that​ ​will​ ​be​ ​critical​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​monitoring,​ ​mapping​ ​and​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​best practices​ ​for​ ​long​ ​term​ ​climate​ ​change​ ​solutions. Creating an Indigenous-worldview climate change toolkit is a necessary step to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous land defenders, water protectors and community leaders; while also creating content to inform the broader public and decision makers working on climate change issues.

For this specific project, ICA will incorporate local Indigenous knowledge into a climate change toolkit, while expanding their supporters and participants in ICA to champion Indigenous rights and worldview in future climate solutions.

In the Media

Grassroots team creating Indigenous-based climate plan across Canada – CBC Canada