Do you have a great Indigenous community climate change story to share with us or questions regarding the Indigenous Climate Hub? We’d love to hear from you!
Note: We have been experiencing a high volume of inquiries. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prior to contacting us via the Contact Form below. Miigwech/Nia:wen (thank you).
Can I interview someone from the Indigenous Climate Hub (ICH) for a news/media story?
The short answer is unfortunately, no. The intent of the Indigenous Climate Hub is to share Indigenous knowledge and climate change resources. If you would like to interview an Indigenous person or community involved in environment and climate change, we would recommend connecting with previous First Nation Adapt Program project recipients found here: First Nation Adapt Program or reaching out to your local Indigenous community/organization and inquire if they have an Environment Office, Climate Change Coordinator/Project.
I am conducting research on Indigenous climate change; can I interview someone from ICH?
Similar to the above question, no, the intent of the Indigenous Climate Hub website is to provide access and awareness of Indigenous ecological knowledge, environment, and climate change perspectives, information and resources. Contacting an Indigenous community via website and exploring the community’s departments/programs is a good first step in identifying a potential interviewee. In addition, we would also recommend reaching out to the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER). The good folks at CIER may be able to assist you. Further, there are a number of Indigenous climate change based organizations in Canada that may also be prime candidates for your research. They are just a quick search away!
Can I write an article for the Indigenous Climate Hub blog?
We are currently only accepting environment and climate change related blog and audio/video submissions from Indigenous writers and communities. It is the intent of the Indigenous Climate Hub to empower the voice and agency of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge systems. With this in mind, we respectfully must ask those that do not self-identify as Indigenous to make space for Indigenous peoples. Thus, we will not be accepting non-Indigenous individual or organizational entries on the ICH.
Can a representative from the ICH speak at our conference? (I.e., as a panelist).
Thank you for your inquiry. We strongly encourage you to contact an Indigenous local representative. This can be achieved by reaching out via an Indigenous community website and conducting a Contact Us inquiry. In addition, making connections on Indigenous community or organization social media pages is another avenue to explore. Requesting a meeting and setting up a time to meet an environment office or climate change project representative of a First Nation, Métis organization(s), Inuit communities or organizations, etc. would be best. In addition, the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is a great organization representing the Indigenous urban population in Canada and there is a wealth of traditional and ecological knowledge which can be found in our urban centres.
Can the ICH be a sponsor my climate change event/project?
Thank you for your interest in the Indigenous Climate Hub (ICH). Unfortunately, no, the ICH does not have the resources to sponsor a climate change event or project. As its primary function is to provide Indigenous climate change adaptation, mitigation and ecological awareness, information and resources its role remains as a sharing platform only.
Is the ICH available to collaborate with non-Indigenous organizations for Indigenous climate change initiatives?
Thank you for considering the Indigenous Climate Hub as a potential collaborator. We certainly appreciate it. Our principle responsibility is to the Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada, and as such, we are obligated to work exclusively with Indigenous collaborators on projects which align with the mission of the Indigenous Climate Hub.
I am looking for an Indigenous person to talk to about a specific climate change issue for a project/public speaking opportunity/media interview – can you connect me with someone from your network?
Thank you for your inquiry. The quick answer is no, we do not have the resources at this time to assist you in your efforts to connect with an Indigenous representative or contact. A best practice is to reach out to your local Indigenous community/organization and ask them if they can recommend a point of contact that would best meet your request. There are a number of Indigenous community-based organizations and affiliations that we are most certain would be happy to point you in the right direction.
I would like to learn more about Indigenous knowledge and climate change. Can a representative from ICH assist with this?
This is an interesting question, considering the rich history and cultural diversity of Indigenous peoples across Canada, it would be advisable to narrow your questions to a specific geography (place), and find out what Indigenous ancestral/traditional lands this place is situated. This will be very important as Indigenous cultures, knowledge and ways of knowing and being reflect the teachings of the land. We would recommend you reach out to the Indigenous community/organization of interest and contact them to receive local perspective. We are most certain that our Indigenous relations will be able to guide you in the right direction.
This website is managed by Okwaho Equal Source. For information regarding the website (e.g. content, technical issues), contact us via the Contact Form on this page. For Indigenous climate change related inquiries we encourage you to contact Indigenous communities/organizations directly.
Indigenous Climate Hub
PO Box 164
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON
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