Canada plans to lean on Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

July 14, 2016
By Delaney Windigo
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News

NIAGARA FALLS – For far too long governments ignored the warnings from elders.

Elders who could see shift in climate.

Ice beneath their feet thinner, more forest fires and temperatures rising.

The elders saw it but no one was listening according to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna who addressed chiefs at the Assembly of First Nations’ 37th annual general assembly in Niagara Falls Wednesday.