Climate change poses a great risk to the well-being of our First Nations communities, affecting their physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Due to the strong connection to the land and environment, First Nations experience higher risks of being affected by the variations in temperature and weather patterns. The way of life of many community members rely on traditional activities like hunting, fishing, and making use of natural transportation routes. Thus, there is an urgency to effectively tackle these challenges.
To begin to tackle the possible challenges, Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) will be hosting a Climate Change Knowledge Exchange Session. The Session will focus on promoting knowledge sharing between Elders, Youth and community members. The outcomes of this Session will include understanding of climate change impacts on our southern communities, and providing SCO with the knowledge to create a climate change strategic action plan.