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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.

 


Collecting Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Discussions with community Elder and learning from them is helping communities find ways of understanding the past and preparing and future change.

Looking at Community Impacts

The knowledge of Elders 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.

Understanding Future Weather

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 changes to come.

Preparing for Change      

Given the likely climate change impacts, First Nation communities can prepare for the next generation of changes by developing adaptation strategies to plan for the future.