Abstract from Pan-Arctic Results Workshop – Ottawa, Feb 7-10, 2011
The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of climate change on traditional ecosystems that provide plants used for medicinal purposes. This study assisted the Selkirk people in understanding how changes in their environment will impact their ability to maintain traditional medicinal practices. Traditional medical practices are being relied on more so now than ever.
The benefit of this project to the community was the knowledge transfer from Elders to youth, and on gaining a better understanding of the impact of climate change on future health treatment needs.