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Anishinaabe Storytelling for Coping and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts

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Title: Anishinaabe Storytelling for Coping and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts
Author: Cutting, Janna
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Abstract: The global issue of climate change has been disproportionally affecting Indigenous and other marginalized more severely than settler communities. Current methods of addressing climate change impacts are regularly rooted in Western science, which often is not conducive to Indigenous ways of knowing. Issues such as adaptive capacity, the ongoing effects of settler colonialism and the undermining of Indigenous knowledge systems remain as barriers to addressing climate impacts. I make use of a scoping review to examine how Anishinaabe storytelling can be used to cope with and adapt to the impact of climate change in Anishinaabe communities. The scoping review outlines the importance of relationships, healing and resilience while addressing climate impacts. This project is also rooted in Two-Eyed Seeing and incorporates a visual presentation on Anishinaabe Storytelling and Anishinaabe Understandings of Nature and Climate Change.
Date: 2021
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