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Example of how climate change affecting First Nations in Canada

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Cowichan Chief Lydia Hwitsum noted that First Nations in Canada are in the middle of negotiations with the Canadian government to create their treaties forever and noted how difficult it is to use language that encompasses how species will change in the future.

“How do we capture the language that assures our rights to securing our food resources into the future for our people, because there may be resources that will be not available to us in the future because of climate change, but others will be available that we haven’t specifically noted. We need to take advantage of research available to help us with these negotiations,” said Hwitsum.