Indigenous Modules

Manitoba Climate Resilience Training

The Prairie Climate Centre has co-created content with organizations such as the Assembly of First Nations, Metis National Council and other knowledge keepers from across the country that truly speak to the importance of indigenous knowledges and future climate solutions.

Indigenous Knowledges and Two-Eyed Seeing

An in-depth exploration of importance of Indigenous knowledges in addressing climate change. This session features an in-depth conversation with Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall to explore cross-cultural understanding, linking Indigenous and Western ways of knowing.

Climate Change and Indigenous Communities

A detailed review of the science and western terminology of climate change to help bridge the gap between Indigenous knowledges and western science. This will also help define the fundamental impacts that climate change has on Indigenous communities and ways of life.

Indigenous Mapping and Climate Change

This modules focuses on mapping, climate change, and how to evaluate and understand climate risks facing Indigenous communities.

Indigenous cartographer Steve DeRoy — Buffalo Clan, from the Ebb and Flow First Nation, Manitoba — who is the Co-Founder, Director, and Past President of the Firelight Group joins the session as a special guest. Steve is an award-winning Anishinaabe professional and entrepreneur who specializes in Indigenous knowledge and mapping and has extensive experience developing risk assessments, decision support and monitoring tools, and community engaged planning processes.

Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett Huson) and Dr. Ian Mauro introduce the history, relationships, and new features of PCC’s flagship tool, the Climate Atlas of Canada, and how it respectfully links together climate data and Indigenous knowledge to support applied risk assessment and adaptation planning.

Climate Change, Indigenous Solutions and the Future

Reanna Merasty an Architectual Intern from Barren Lands First Nation, Becky Cook a program lead for a climate monitoring program from Misipawistik Cree Nation, Jenna Vandal a Metis Naturalist and Knowledge Keeper who works with traditional medicines, and Byron Beardy a Program Manager for the Keemichimin Food Security from Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, join the module to share their experience, knowledge and insight into how we can utilize indigenous-led solutions to guide adaptation planning in the future.