UWinnipeg, MNC, AFN celebrate launch of Indigenous knowledges, climate change content on the Climate Atlas

The University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre has announced the co-development and release of Indigenous Knowledges component for the Climate Atlas of Canada. The new component brings together climate data and projects from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities; brief documentaries; and a distinctions-based Indigenous Knowledges section in the Climate Atlas of Canada. The information was designed by, with, and for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis organizations and communities, and was developed in collaboration with an Indigenous Leadership Group and partners such as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Métis National Council (MNC). The voices of prominent Indigenous figures like Inuk Climate Advocate Siila Watt-Cloutier, AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, and MNC President Cassidy Caron are featured throughout the content. “Modern science cannot be the only way we view things, we actually have to take a whole new First Nations lens, and put these lenses together, and that’s what we’re looking to do,” said Adamek. “This new content on the Climate Atlas brings these two worlds holistically together for future generations.”

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