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Working Together as One

Over the past three years, Working Together as One: VIDEA’s Climate Justice Team have had the privilege of gathering and learning together with community members of all ages in Lil’wat, TLKemchEEn, T’Sou-ke and Maskwacis. Our team is made up of 8 First Nations, Métis and Zambian emerging leaders working in our own communities to dream up and plan for a climate just future! Talking about the climate crisis can be scary, but we’ve learned some strategies that make it fun, creative and make sure that there is space for lots of different voices – including the Land, animals and waters. The most important thing to remember is, if you LOVE the Land and want to find ways to care for it, then YOU are exactly the right person to get people together. You don’t have to be an ‘expert’ on climate change.

Through a combination of Land-based activities like foraging, berry picking, plant identification, greenhouse building and gardening; community consultations at job fairs and community info sessions; and large community events, we have learned so much! THANK YOU so much to everyone who has supported us!

The Land Talks Back podcast

With great respect for Elders, The Land, and Our cousins, this podcast is ready to speak up! The land is our family, the sky a blanket from the ancestors, the sun and moon are our kin. Why does the Land never get a say in what happens to them? Listening to the old ones and bringing in the youth perspectives we show up, microphones in hand, ready to capture the whispers in the wind, the cries of thunder, and the rage of the ocean. Join this group of Indigenous Youth while they open their ears and listen to the heartbeat of the earth. Maybe you’ll even laugh a little. Maybe a few tears. But you’ll always learn something! Find us wherever you listen to your podcasts

Climate Justice Resources

Global Citizenship in the Climate Crisis

Conservation Challenges

Community Culture Climate Justice: Climate Action Toolkit.

More of Our Work!

Indigenous Wellness Wednesday

Safety in Sex Work: Protecting Our Spirits

Bonds of Solidarity