Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) in British Columbia has occupied, governed, and served as stewards of Burrard Inlet and the surrounding lands since time out of mind. As a small coastal community, TWN is experiencing impacts from climate change, particularly along the shoreline.

In April 2019, TWN coordinated a Youth and Elder Climate Change Forum and a guided tour of the Burrard Inlet shoreline to observe and discuss impacts and potential ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Dialogue from these events, along with other community member interviews, were captured in a TWN video called “Facing Climate Change: Impacts and Considerations for Action.” This video introduces some of the climate action work that the nation is already doing, and it is a call to action to keep moving forward.

With financial support from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and other funding partners, TWN has completed a climate change hazard and vulnerability assessment, as well as a climate change resilience action plan. For more information see twnation.ca.

At the ICCAG 2019, Dr. Paul Chaput of Creative Consulting screened his latest documentary, “A Different Kind of Gathering: We are One. Hishuk’ish Tsawalk – Everything is One,” which was filmed at the Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Gathering (ICCAG) last year in February 2018. The film captures the climate change adaptation stories of First Nations climate change leaders.

In the film, you will find footage of last year’s ICCAG, including presentations and exclusive one-on-one interviews.

Interested in doing a film screening in your community?*

The film can be streamed online (for free) in English and French and can be accessed at the links below:

English version (full film)https://vimeo.com/291419712 (Video length: 24:31)

French version (full film)https://vimeo.com/335689384 (Video length: 24:43)

 

*NOTE: Elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools and institutions are also welcome to screen the film.

(This film was made possible through the support of the First Nation Adapt program, CIRNAC, 2018).