Indigenous Climate Atlas: Digitally weaving Indigenous Knowledge, climate science and storytelling to support climate change adaptation and resilience

The Climate Atlas of Canada—the first national climate data portal—was launched in 2018 in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada. While the Climate Atlas was acclaimed as groundbreaking for combining science and storytelling, the development team recognized its lack of sufficient data and resources for Indigenous communities. The team immediately set out to reimagine this interactive climate map in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council (MNC) and Inuit partners and communities. In spring 2022, the Indigenous Climate Atlas was launched through an online event. This tool establishes a new standard for how to bring climate science and Indigenous Knowledge together to support community adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change.

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