Sharing local knowledge with an international audience
Key to the Tracking Change project were legitimate venues for youth from the Mackenzie River Basin to share their traditional ecological knowledge of climate change with policy makers, researchers, and delegates, including Indigenous climate delegates.
After months of preparation in their home communities, where the youth consulted with elders, gathered photos and interviews from community members, and synthesized their learning into posters, youth traveled to Paris, France and Katowice, Poland, to present to:
Richard Stewart discussing climate change in Fort McPherson with Elaine Ayotte (Canada’s Permanent Ambassador to UNESC) at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
Ryan Schaefer presenting his research to UNESCO representatives at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
Youth responding to audience questions after their presentations on climate change affects in their communities. Conference of Youth14 in Katowice, Poland.