First Nation Adapt: Selected projects 2020 to 2021

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Atlantic
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Eel River Bar First Nation Eel River Bar First Nation First Nation Adapt Program Submission

Funding to conduct a flood risk assessment of community infrastructure to protect the community of Eel River Bar First Nation against future potential climate change impacts
$182,066
Quebec
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation
  • Saint-François river
  • Bécancour river
Risk Assessment of the Archaeological Heritage on the Banks of the Alsig8ntekw (Saint-François) and W8linatekw (Bécancour) Rivers in the Context of Climate Change

Funding to:

  • document sites of archaeological significance along the rivers
  • document how erosion and flooding will impact the rivers' banks
  • determine how climate change may threaten these heritage sites and formulate remediation recommendations
$139,099
Council of the Atikamekw Nation
  • Atikamekw of Manawan
  • Atikamekw Council of Wemotaci
  • Atikamekw of Opitciwan
Collective Management of Climate Change Adaptation Challenges

Funding to provide the Atikamekw Nation with a collaborative means of communication to collectively manage the challenges of adapting to climate change
$498,125
Ontario
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
  • Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining First Nation
  • Naotkamegwanning
  • Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum
  • Shoal Lake No.40
  • Grassy Narrows First Nation
  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
  • Obashkaandagaang
  • Northwest Angle No.33
  • Animakee Wa Zhing #37
First Nations Children and Traditional Knowledge in a Changing Climate

Funding to conduct a climate change risk assessment and further adaptation planning in 9 First Nations communities in Ontario. This is being done to achieve a better understanding of climate change impacts to community infrastructure through youth and Elder engagement
$197,226
Cambium Indigenous Professional Services All First Nations communities in Ontario Floodplain Mapping and Integrated Watershed Management with First Nations in Ontario: A Partnership Approach

Funding to:

  • identify the Indigenous communities within each conservation authority
  • identify opportunities to develop connections between conservation authorities and First Nations communities
  • support a gap analysis to determine where floodplain mapping has been completed or requires updates within conservation authorities
$41,137
Alderville First Nation Alderville First Nation Prescribed Burn Adaptation and Management Plan for Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna

Funding to support the development of a prescribed burn adaptation management plan to adapt current burning practices to changing climate conditions
$50,818
Grand Council Treaty #3
  • Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing
  • Iskatweizaagegan #39
  • Lac Seul First Nation
  • Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake) First Nation
  • Naicatchewenin
  • Naotkamegwanning
  • Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
  • Sakeeng First Nation
  • Seine River First Nation
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
  • Washagamis Bay
Grand Council Treaty #3 Flood Vulnerability Study

Funding to develop a Flood Vulnerability Study for 11 communities. The project will incorporate adaptation activities that will help the Grand Council Treaty #3 and their communities respond to climate change
$193,064
Mushkegowuk Council
  • Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Chapleau Cree
  • Fort Albany First Nation
  • Kashechewan First Nation
  • Missanabie Cree
  • Moose Cree First Nation
  • Taykwa Tagamou First Nation
Phase 1: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on the Hydrology of the Hudson and James Bay Lowlands

Funding for a 3-phase project to increase knowledge and understanding of current and future impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the wetlands and the subsequent impacts on the Omushkego People
$180,119
Cambium Indigenous Professional Services Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Floodplain Mapping and Integrated Watershed Management with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Funding to complete risk mapping within the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation's territory along the banks of the Thames River. Develop and deliver floodplain mapping educational materials for use by Ontario First Nations
$195,268
Henvey Inlet First Nation Henvey Inlet First Nation Henvey Inlet First Nation Floodplain Mapping

Funding to deliver a community-led floodplain mapping project and educational training to engage knowledge keepers and the community to collect and document key community data
$146,633
Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Flood Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Strategy

Funding to deliver a community-led flood risk assessment and adaptation strategy. Create a resource that can guide future development in the community
$30,090
Manitoba
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources Fox Lake Cree Nation Fox Lake Cree Nation Taking Action on Climate Change

Funding to conduct a risk assessment, develop a climate change adaptation plan and increase community awareness and capacity in climate change adaptation
$79,467
Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
  • Red Sucker Lake First Nation
  • Wasagamack First Nation
  • St. Theresa Point First Nation
  • Garden Hill First Nation
Ansinew Oskatik ekwa Ansinew Kintamawen kah Nimayukyak: Children in a Changing Climate

Funding to conduct a risk assessment by engaging youth to collect and share information about climate change
$69,071
Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan Secretariat Inc
  • Ebb and Flow First Nation
  • Keeseekoowenin First Nation
  • Lake St. Martin First Nation
  • O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation
  • Skownan First Nation
  • Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve
Anishinaabe Knowledge, Storytelling and Mapping: Baseline Data Collection and Video Documentary for Understanding Flood Risk-Vulnerability of Treaty 2 First Nations

Funding to gather baseline data and video documentary to understand the flood risk for 6 Treaty 2 First Nations communities
$225,400
Manitoba Uske Inc. First Nations situated on Lake Winnipeg Manitoba Uske: Indigenous Lands & Water Project

Funding to engage with First Nations situated on Lake Winnipeg to gather Indigenous knowledge on flooding impacts
$173,646
Manitoba Uske Inc. Bunibonibee Cree Nation Bunibonibee Flood Lands Project

Funding to develop a flood mapping project that incorporates Indigenous knowledge from Elders and knowledge keepers offering historical knowledge on the landscape and land uses
$108,675
Lake St. Martin First Nation Lake St. Martin First Nation Adapting to Climate Change

Funding to conduct a climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning using knowledge from Elders and knowledge keepers to inform infrastructure and emergency management in the community
$88,860
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
  • Garden Hill First Nation
  • St. Theresa Point First Nation
  • Wasagamack First Nation
Reducing the Risks of Lake Ice Travel

Funding to increase knowledge, employ contemporary technology and develop human capacity in the 3 Island Lake communities to adapt to future winter lake ice conditions
$305,769
Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Inc.
  • Dauphin River First Naiton
  • Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation
  • Lake Manitoba First Nation
  • Little Saskatchewan First Nation
  • Peguis First Nation
  • Pinaymootang First Nation
Community Adaptation Planning

Funding to build capacity and resilience in 6 First Nations through adaptation planning and training. The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and each of the First Nations will build upon their respective risk assessments funded through 2018 to 2020 and develop strategies and implementation options to address identified climate change impacts
$361,900
Ebb and Flow First Nation Ebb and Flow First Nation Land Drainage Study

Funding to support a flood mapping drainage study to inform infrastructure and emergency management planning in the community
$139,745
Saskatchewan
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council
  • Nekaneet First Nation
  • Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation
  • Piapot First Nation
  • Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation
  • Pasqua First Nation
  • Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation
  • Little Black Bear's Band of Cree and Assiniboine Nations
  • Okanese First Nation
  • Star Blanket Cree Nation
  • Peepeekisis Cree Nation
  • Carry-The-Kettle Nakoda Nation
Proposal on Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Funding to:

  • deliver climate change awareness and adaptation workshops in the 11 member communities
  • develop a best practice guide for climate change adaptation planning in First Nations communities
  • develop a climate change adaptation planning guidebook
  • develop climate change adaptation templates for use by the 11 member nations
$143,360
Meadow Lake Tribal Council
  • Birch Narrows Dene Nation
  • Buffalo River Dene Nation
  • Canoe Lake Cree First Nation
  • Clearwater River Dene Nation
  • English River First Nation
  • Flying Dust First Nation
  • Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
  • Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation
  • Waterhen Lake First Nation
Climate Change Mitigation Using Flood Risk Mapping

Funding to support the use of drone technology to map out the topography of each reserve and use this information for flood risk mapping
$86,638
Onion Lake Cree Nation Onion Lake Cree Nation Onion Lake Cree Nation Building Community Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change

Funding to assess climate risks faced by Onion Lake Cree Nation through community consultations and gathering knowledge from Elders. Classroom training will be offered to increase community capacity to undertake planned adaptive measures
$128,172
Waterhen Lake First Nation Waterhen Lake First Nation Waterhen Lake First Nation Flooding

Funding to assess flooding and climate change impacts to the community of Waterhen
$177,158
Yorkton Tribal Council
  • Cote First Nation
  • Kahkewistahaw First Nation
  • Keeseekoose First Nation
  • Ocean Man First Nation
  • The Key First Nation
South Saskatchewan Climate Assessment and Vulnerabilities

Funding to better understand how climate change is impacting the First Nations communities, complete a risk assessment and adaptation plan for each community
$115,500
George Gordon First Nation George Gordon First Nation George Gordon First Nation Adapt Program

Funding to complete a climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning blending together Indigenous Knowledge and western science
$130,065
Alberta
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Swan River First Nation Swan River First Nation Flood Mapping to Assess Flood Risk to Swan River First Nation Community Infrastructure

Funding to support flood mapping for current and future hydro-climatological conditions
$152,120
Siksika Nation Siksika Nation Flood Hazard and Mitigation Study

Funding to conduct supplementary flood hazard mapping and risk assessments focused on inland flooding
$252,999
Dene Tha' First Nation Dene Tha' First Nation Dene Tha' First Nation Watershed Climate Change Adaptation Study, Drainage Assessment and Design Project

Funding to collect and analyze local watershed data within Meander River and Chateh in response to the increasing intensity and severity of flooding events
$103,239
British Columbia
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Skidegate Band Council
  • Da'naxda'xw
  • Dzawada'enuxw
  • Homalco
  • Klahoose
  • Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis
  • Tla'amin
Phase 1 Coastal Vulnerability Assessment

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated rising sea levels from climate change, accompanying storm surges and their impacts on coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia
$499,802
Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance 32 First Nations in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Lower Fraser Climate Adapt Project: Preparing Aboriginal Fisheries for the Impacts of Climate Change

Funding to support member nations in planning for the impacts of climate change on fisheries including coastal and inland flooding
$242,360
Nisga'a Village of Gitlaxt'aamiks (formerly New Aiyansh)
  • Nisga'a Village of Gingolx
  • Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw
  • Nisga'a Village of Laxgalt'sap
  • Nisga'a Village of New Aiyansh
Adaptation of the Nisga'a Nation to the Impacts of Climate Change

Funding to conduct a risk assessment of climate change impacts to determine the risks they pose to community infrastructure
$226,449
Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (Emergency Planning Secretariat) 31 Mainland Coast Salish First Nation Communities Emergency Planning Secretariat

Funding to support Indigenous governance to develop an emergency planning and preparedness regime for all hazards management for S'ólh Téméxw
$75,000
Kitsumkalum Kitsumkalum Floodplain Mapping for Skeena and Kitsumkalum Rivers

Funding to produce modernized flood hazard maps to facilitate the preparation of flood emergency response plans and assist with community infrastructure planning
$97,350
Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council
  • Ditidaht
  • Halalt
  • Mowachat/ Muchalaht
  • Penelakut
  • Tsawout
Phase 1 Coastal Vulnerability Assessment

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated rising sea levels from climate change, accompanying storm surges and their impacts on coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia
$570,082
Lil'wat Nation Lil'wat Nation Floodplain Mapping and Risk Assessment - Birkenhead and Green Rivers

Funding to conduct a flood mapping assessment of the Birkenhead and Green Rivers to inform future land-use planning decisions and identify flood-proofing measures
$87,201
First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
  • Boothroyd Indian Band
  • Lytton First Nation
  • Boston Bar First Nation
  • Skuppah Indian Band
  • Oregon Jack Creek Band
  • Spuzzum First Nation
  • Shackan Indian Band
  • Xwisten Indian Band
Culturally Relevant Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring: Braiding Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Evaluation Approaches in Wildfire Risk Reduction in British Columbia

Funding to:

  • co-develop a regional burn plan based on the braiding of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing
  • co-develop a culturally relevant climate change adaptation evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness of cultural burn planning
$237,000
Old Massett Village Council Old Massett Village Council Seawall Replacement Feasibility Study

Funding to conduct a feasibility study to determine the best method of shoreline protection in the area in the context of rising sea levels and climate change
$144,000
Skidegate First Nation Skidegate First Nation Shoreline Protection Options Study

Funding to assess the impact of climate change on coastal flooding and erosion
$140,000
Te'mexw Treaty Association
  • Nanoose First Nation
  • Malahat First Nation
Malahat and Snaw-naw-as Sea level Rise/Flood Inundation Mapping, Assessment and Risk Analysis

Funding to conduct risk assessments on coastal flooding and rising sea levels focused on inventory and valuation of structures, infrastructure and households
$51,161
Scw'exmx Tribal Council
  • Coldwater Indian Band
  • Lower Nicola Indian Band
  • Nooaitch Indian Band
  • Shackan Indian Band
  • Upper Nicola Band
Climate Change Assessment Nicola River Watershed

Funding to conduct risk assessments focused on inland flooding, drought and wildfires to determine how climate change impacts the region
$295,500
Salish Fire Keepers Society
  • Skuppah Indian Band
  • Boston Bar First Nation
  • Lytton First Nation
  • Kanaka Bar Indian band
  • Siska Indian Band
  • Spuzzum First Nation
  • Boothrovd Indian Band
  • Cooks Ferry Indian band
  • Oregon Jack Creek Band
  • Ashcroft Indian Band
  • Shackan Indian Band
  • Nooaitch Indian Band
  • Lower Nicola Indian band
  • Coldwater Indian Band
  • Upper Nicola Band
Foundations of Interior Salish Fire Keepers' Burn Boss Certification

Funding to conduct training and tool development focused on wildfires, including the development and documentation of fire specific Nlaka'pamux language and fire suppression training
$92,950
Tsay Keh Dene Nation Tsay Keh Dene Nation Tsay Keh Dene Nation Climate Resiliency and Adaptation Plan

Funding to conduct community risk assessment, adaptation planning and cost-benefit analysis project focused on inland flooding, drought and wildfires
$67,421
Kanaka Bar Indian Band Kanaka Bar Indian Band Advancing Community Climate Change Resilience Strategies

Funding to conduct risk assessment and adaptation planning work focused on inland flooding and drought
$83,950
Homalco First Nation Homalco First Nation Climate Change Assessment for Bute Inlet

Funding to conduct a risk assessment focused on inland flooding and erosion associated with glacial lake outburst flood events
$271,700
National
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
National Aboriginal Land Managers Association Not applicable Climate Change Toolkit: Enhancing Community Preparedness to Respond to Climate Change

Funding to develop a climate change toolkit to build understanding of climate change and capacity to address it among First Nations across the country
$66,500
Okwaho Equal Source Not applicable Indigenous Climate Hub Website Administration and Social Media Management Proposal

Funding to develop a website, social media plan and Indigenous communications online strategy aimed at encouraging active participation by past, present and future First Nation Adapt Indigenous community participants
$131,961
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute Not applicable Indigenous Community Participation at the Canadian Water Resources Association's 2021 National Conference

Funding to encourage participation from Indigenous communities involved in the First Nation Adapt Program or other flooding and adaptation-related projects to attend the 74th Annual Canadian Water Resources Association national conference
$40,273
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