Building adaptive capacity in Indigenous communities through agriculture

Social factors, such as low socio-economic status in many First Nations communities, can exacerbate vulnerability and negatively affect resilience to climate extremes. While federal legislation has historically inhibited many First Nations from participating in agriculture, there are several examples of successful agricultural initiatives undertaken by First Nations in the Prairie region. Examples include the Blood Tribe Agricultural Producers in southern Alberta, whose operations are vulnerable to periodic flooding, and the Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan, which has operated a successful organic agriculture cooperative for over a decade.

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