Initial Findings Notice: Building a Pathway to Climate Resilience in Tsaa? Çhé Ne Dane

Research update on the collaborative project between Tsaa? Çhé Ne Dane (Doig River First Nation, or DRFN) in northern British Columbia and Michaela Sidloski (a doctoral candidate at the University of Saskatchewan).

Michaela Sidloski is a PhD Candidate and member of the PROGRESS lab group co-supervised by Dr. Maureen Reed at the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Sheri Andrews-Key at the University of British Columbia. Over the past 18 months, Michaela has been working closely with community members and staff in Tsaa? Çhé Ne Dane (Doig River First Nation, BC) to co-develop a process for climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning that is sensitive to communities’ unique social, political, cultural, and historical contexts. This includes attention to social dimensions that inform differences among community members and groups in how they understand and respond to climate change and its impacts, including things like gender identity, Indigeneity and racialized identity, cultural knowledge, socioeconomic status, and age, among others. The project is ongoing, and two key outputs are currently in development: 1) a locally-customized climate change adaptation plan for Doig River First Nation to use now and into the future, and 2) a guidebook detailing the project’s process, methods, and considerations to be used by other remote and resource-based communities across Canada. The attached infographic provides an overview of the progress made to date along with initial findings.

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Photo: Building a pathway to climate resilience in Tsaa? Çhé Ne Dane infographic.