Climate Initiative Partnership Struck Between Kainai First Nation and The Rockies Institute

The Kainai First Nation will use a grant, funded by Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, to work with The Rockies Institute to better understand climate change and how it affects Indigenous peoples within the Blackfoot Confederacy.

A new partnership is forming between the Kainai First Nation and the Rockies Institute which aims to boost climate change education, research and planning in that southern Alberta community. The Blood Tribe will use a $230,000 provincial grant to work with the institute to better understand climate change and how it affects Indigenous peoples within the Blackfoot Confederacy. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips made the announcement at Lethbridge's Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society Friday afternoon. She says as a province, there's a responsibility to pilot projects and risk assessments like this, adding the funding will help the community plan for future climate impacts in a water-stressed region. -Tina Giesbrecht
 
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