Title: Climate Change Strategy - Kahnawake Mohawk Territory
The purpose of this project is to better attach our people to their environment, encourage mindful stewardship of our environment, encourage active engagement in the practice of how our food is grown, caught, preserved, and prepared; to preserve seeds and logs from trees that are likely to become extinct in the next decade; to increase individual and community capacity to tangibly care for themselves, and to create a comprehensive plan for how our community will navigate our new environmental reality.
While Kahnawake has an Emergency Preparedness Plan, there are no specific provisions on how the community would like to identify, and address changes in our environment due to climate change. This project seeks to engage community stakeholders to identify and prioritize areas of focus as they relate to our changing climate. In previous years, we have identified that we are no longer able to feed our people in a practical sense. We no longer cultivate, hunt, or fish enough to feed our people.