Piikani Nation is located at the base of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with natural habitats that are vulnerable to climate change. Traditional lands have been compromised by overgrazing and western farming practices and traditional ways of understanding the land are in need of revitalization.
This initial journey with the Piikani Nation included the delivery of climate change education sessions and dialogues to multiple members and ages in the community, train-the-trainer workshops, and the creation of a Climate Change Kit containing educational games, terminology handouts and books.
One of the main outcomes was the co-creation of Phase 1 Building Climate Resilience – a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative which has been approved by Chief and Council. Youth, lands staff, emergency staff, and senior members including council and the consultation department took part directly in the learning workshops and in co-creating next steps for the community.
This initiative has inspired Building Climate Resilience in the Piikani Nation Phase I