Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba
Year(s) Funded: 2018-2019
Topic Area: Food Security
Title: Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program
Summary: The Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program Project aimed to mitigate the risks of climate change by teaching the youth how: to hunt; plant gardens; make emergency shelters; set up fishing nets; and pick medicine. The Elders provided on the land teachings and important cultural teachings in relation to all of these activities. The Elders taught the youth about how gardening was a part of their community 60 years ago and explained how they stored potatoes for the winter time. The youth are also taught how to clean and prepare the vegetables, medicine, fish and meat that they harvested. The Community benefitted very well from this particular project in terms of food security and reinstituting of land-based teaching and language. This project not only helped teaching youth but also brought the community together.