This initiative was inspired by seed funds to Co-Create a Climate Resilient Initiative (link to description)

This initiative will inspire community members in Piikani Nation to become aware of the changing environment and how they can be part of building a healthy and vibrant future for the community. The First Nation is located at the base of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in an area very vulnerable to climate change.

The following objectives of this initiative were co-developed and supported by a Band Council Resolution:

  • Create a Youth-Led Local Early Action Plan – including hands-on learning in how to develop a Local Early Adaptation Plan (LEAP) and engage diverse members of the community in dialogue about climate change.
  • Develop community-relevant climate change curriculum for grades 9-12.
  • Seek synergies with others working with the Tribe through a partners meeting.
  • Model how traditional and scientific knowledges can be woven together on air-quality/weather station observations through elder & youth engagement

We are still seeking support to develop a Climate Change Curriculum and Climate Change Community App. Interested parties should contact

Other Initiatives

Scaling Up and Out Adaptation Options for Indigenous Communities Adjacent to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and National Parks in Southern Africa
Building Climate Resilience & Adaptation in the Kainai First Nation – Phase II from planning to implementation
Building Climate Resilience & Adaptation in the Kainai First Nation – Phase I Capacity Building
IPCC Cities Conference Indigenous & Scientific Knowledge on Adaptation Session