Intro to climate solutions week: Listening to Indigenous wisdom #KAIROSClimateAction
Over the last couple of weeks, we have explored several issues related to climate justice including ending the proliferation of fossil fuels, upholding Indigenous rights, making reparations for ecological debt and so much more. In these last days of Climate Action Month, we turn our attention towards climate solutions. Over the next couple of days, we’ll discuss some solutions to help advance climate justice and why we need to be cautious of some solutions that maintain the status quo.
During Indigenous rights week, we discussed the many ways in which Indigenous peoples have been leading the way in these unprecedented times, guiding us with traditional and ancestral knowledge and standing in defense of the lands, water, and climate. Solutions for the climate crisis must start here – by listening to Indigenous wisdom and supporting Indigenous land defenders.
In commemoration of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this week, KAIROS is honoured to launch Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers-Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action, a report written by Sherry Pictou, and to share two Stories of Courage videos created by the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers. Read the report. Read the blog. Listen to the stories of courage below.