WCS Canada has been conducting research on the impacts of climate change in northern Ontario since 2007 and, together with Dr. Molly Cross, hosted a science-based workshop on freshwater fish in 2012. Freshwater fish, wildlife, and water are important to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation who declared that 13,025 square kilometers of lakes, rivers, forest, and wetlands, including Big Trout Lake be protected by the community from any development. As part of our climate change efforts with First Nations, WCS Canada, with support from The Kresge Foundation, worked with KI First Nation and Praxis Films to produce a film about community members and their observations of changes to fish, wildlife, and living on the land in their territory. This film supports education and outreach efforts by KI First Nation with both community members and other stakeholders and researchers studying climate change. It is available on youtube here.
Photo credits: Banner | William Halliday © WCS Canada