Climate Change

Climate change is a major issue for First Nations, as it has wide-ranging impacts on their territories, rights and way of life. However, the particular context of First Nations – in terms of governance, economy, infrastructure, activities related to the territory, etc. – means that most solutions developed for non-Indigenous communities can’t be applied to First Nation communities.

Building public awareness about climate change during a workshop in a Uashat mak Mani-Utenam school (2014)

Building public awareness about climate change during a workshop in a Uashat mak Mani-Utenam school (2014)

With the help of its partners, the FNQLSDI works to facilitate climate change adaptation by First Nation communities, by identifying and implementing concrete adaptation solutions which reflect First Nation priorities and values. At the same time, the FNQLSDI works to improve how First Nations issues are integrated in climate policies, while supplying communities with tools to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Reporting from the Land of the First Nations: Qimmiq Explores the Effects of Climate Change

After his third multilingual book on how climate change is affecting First Nations communities, Qimmiq, an Inuit dog, explores solutions to fight against climate change.

He comes back to share with us some simple actions to take through six video clips, available in different Indigenous languages, in order to reduce our ecological footprint.

Events

Some of our achievements include: