Climate Change and Human Migration Series: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Climate Displacement Decision-Making (TRN5-E35)

Product code: TRN5-E35

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March 18, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Indigenous Peoples’ deep connection to the lands, waters and ecosystems is central to Indigenous nations’ self-determination and the retention of their cultures, languages and livelihoods. When disasters caused by a changing climate displace communities, there are wide-ranging impacts on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

This fourth event in the series will explore how Indigenous Knowledge can help to inform the development of more holistic and effective policies and practices that support environmental management and address community displacement. Speakers will share case studies of how Indigenous Knowledge can advance work to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters such as floods and wildfires.

Participants will learn how climate change disproportionately impacts Indigenous Nations with an emphasis on how to incorporate the specific, localized knowledge they hold into decision-making and policy co-development focused on climate-related displacement.

Learn more about the Climate Change and Human Migration Series


  • Robert McLeman, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 
  • Miguel Sioui, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 
  • Amy Cardinal Christianson, Indigenous Fire Specialist, Parks Canada 
  • Simon Lambert, Chief Science Advisor (Māori), Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand


  • Todd Kuiack, Indigenous Champion, Privy Council Office
Date modified: 2024-02-06