"We are all in the same boat when it comes to climate change and we must work together"
Focusing on the far north of Ontario, we are putting the knowledge and memories of First Nation Elders together with weather information to build a picture of the changes that have already happened.
We are summarizing climate information in the form of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and western science in order to inform and educate communities about climate change that has happened and will continue to occur into the future.
Using this information we hope to assist communities in planning for and adapting to climate related events that may happen in the far north by facilitating community discussion and building capacity and education about climate change.
Part of our work also involves community-based projects related to climate change including community gardens, monitoring, and youth engagement.
Discussions with community members and leaders, and learning from them, is helping communities find ways of understanding and preparing for past and future change.
The knowledge and calculations of climate scientists are giving us a good idea of the changes in climate that are likely in the lifetime of our children and grandchildren.
Scientists have looked at what the climate in the far north will be like 50 years from now. This information can help communities better prepare for these changes.