Na-cho Nyak Dun, Yukon
Year(s) Funded: 2012-2013
Topic Area: Food Security
Contact: Joella Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partners: Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation Heritage and Culture Department, Council of Yukon First Nations, Jen Jones Project Consulting
Title: Mayo Talks Climate Change and Health
Action: The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun has been providing information to the community about food security and climate change. Messages and relevant phrases were developed and translated into Northern Tutchone language. Na-Cho Nyak Fun First Nation developed an adaption strategy for food security and provided information to the community about the health impacts of climate change. Finally, they encouraged people to adopt healthy activities and prepare for increasing changes to the land.
Their main goal was to bring people together to talk about the impacts that have affected people with climate change and to teach people about food security. They felt that with the more knowledge and information people would have a better understanding about what is happening to the lands and the foods they are harvesting. This knowledge will help people to adapt to current and future changes in a safe and healthy way.
Results: This project resulted in a series of knowledge generating activities in the community including a hot springs women’s retreat, jam making and climate change food security session, basket making workshops, film screening with Elders, small space gardening discussion sessions, recycling workshops and presentations with local experts.
Outputs:The community utilized an adaptation strategy to increase food security by circulating seedling packages to the community. A community cookbook was created with favorite recipes that used local and traditional foods.