How is climate change impacting indigenous communities in remote regions of Canada?

Aimée Craft, legal scholar specializing in indigenous perspectives on treaties and Canadian aboriginal law

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.

Bifrost gratefully acknowledges Prof. Robert Boschman of Mount Royal University and the leadership of the research network NIES for all their valuable work and support behind the scenes that helped make the interview excerpted in this video possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to Mount Royal University and the conference Under Western Skies 2016, where the interview was filmed.