Fort Severn First Nation

Community Youth Researchers Survey on Polar Bear and Caribou: the Changing Way of Life in Fort Severn First Nation

Abstract from Pan-Arctic Results Workshop – Ottawa, Feb 7-10, 2011 

The community of Fort Severn First Nation is conducting a survey of polar bear migration and habitat in their traditional territory. Local guides, youth and Elders are working with researchers to collect, analyze, and share local cultural and traditional knowledge, in order to better understand how the species is being affected by climate change. Activities include open community meetings, elder/youth interviews, and youth wilderness and traditional teaching trips. Elders are talking with youth about the land and the changes they see. The youth are learning to make videos and share the stories with others for generations to come.

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Community Profile

334 (Census 2011)
Land Area:
44.09 sq km

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Chief Matthew Kakekaspan (216 Algoma St. S. Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3C2

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