Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman and Aimée Craft. How is climate change impacting indigenous communities in remote regions of Canada? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 30 November 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
How is climate change impacting indigenous communities in remote regions of Canada?
Indigenous legal scholar Aimée Craft discusses the effects of climate change on remote northern communities in Manitoba not only in terms of impacts on health, economics, and social stability, but also in terms of the threats to language, culture and identity that may be accelerating as a result of the new vulnerabilities caused by environmental impacts. Cultural losses occurring in part due to increased migration from traditional smaller communities to urban centers in Southern Canada represent one of many threats to indigenous heritage among Canada’s First Nations people.