Laura Coristine

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Indigenous culture is deeply intertwined with the natural environment. As a result, climate changes are leading to profound and disproportionately negative consequences for Indigenous communities including disruption to community ties and subsistence livelihoods. Traditional knowledge represents a powerful tool in mitigating impacts.

Research to support Indigenous resiliency includes: data sovereignty; community-based management of disaster risk; food switching and sustainable development. This work informs the establishment of benchmarks, generates assessment tools and contributes to capacity building.