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Bringing Together Indigenous and Other Knowledges for Climate Resilience

June 23, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a presentation from Piikani Nation and The Resilience Institute.

For generations, the Pi’ikanni people have lived in south-west Alberta, adapting and moving forward in the face of unpredictable environmental changes, guided by their cultural strengths.

What has made the Pi’ikanni resilient in the face of environmental change and the legacies of colonization? As impacts from climate change increasingly worsens, it is crucial for Indigenous communities to understand how to support and develop the attributes that make them resilient.

Over the last half decade, The Resilience Institute and Piikani Nation have collaborated to figure out the answer. Co-created activities produce reciprocal learning between Indigenous and scientific experts and the partnership has seen many successful projects, including a greenhouse program, air quality monitoring, flood adaptation strategies, and youth-led documentation of resilience strategies.

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, please join us to learn about Indigenous-led approaches to climate adaptation and resilience that bring together Indigenous knowledge and outside expertise.

The Resilience Institute will discuss these approaches by Indigenous communities in Alberta, focusing on initiatives led by the Piikani Nation, which includes a project funded by the Government of Alberta through the Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program administered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre.

This webinar is free and there will be a live Q&A. All are welcome.