Pre-Conference Session: A Village of Hope (Separate Registration Required)
13:00 - 17:30
Indigenous knowledge holders (including youth and elders), their allies and practitioners, will share their understanding of climate change and its consequences for Indigenous urban and rural populations, as well as explore approaches to developing adaptation solutions to increase Indigenous communities' climate change resilience. This session will incorporate traditional ceremony, inspiring presentations, and knowledge sharing, and will be followed by a circle dance and tasting of traditional foods.
The session will be organized into three Sharing Circles:
1. How we view the climate crises: building bridges between knowledge holders, a case example, and the Blackfoot perspective.
2. Global North and South Indigenous Knowledge sharing: operationalizing the process, a case example from South Africa and Canada.
3. Indigenous urban-rural relationships as a component of climate change resilience.
Results of this pre-session will be synthesized and incorporated into the concurrent session titled "Application of Multiple Knowledge Systems for Evidence-based Decision Making: Opportunities and Challenges for Ensuring Resilient Communities under Climate Change".
March 5, 2018
Application of Multiple Knowledge Systems for Evidenced-based Decision making: Opportunities and Challenges for Ensuring Resilient Communities in Salon 12
13:00 - 14:30
A collaborative session that will explore the challenges, opportunities, and best practices of braiding Indigenous and scientific knowledge systems to inform climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and programs, particularly as they relate to enhancing resilience of the interdependent urban and rural Indigenous populations. The session will involve representatives from the Government of Alberta, Alberta’s First Nations and Métis communities, Indigenous experts from around the world, and IPCC experts in developing specific recommendations for the IPCC research agenda.