New study to help Lytton-area Indigenous community rebuild with climate resilience after fire – Global News

New study to help Lytton-area Indigenous community rebuild with climate resilience after fire – Global News

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2022244 Views

January 13, 2022

For 25 years, Chief Patrick Michell’s home in Kanaka Bar, B.C., was a gathering place for his large extended family. It’s where his wife passed down teachings to their children and grandchildren and where so many family members came together for celebrations and birthdays. The home, like so many others in the area, was always filled with love.

Until one day, under a scorching summer sun last June, it was gone.

“We had just experienced an incredible extreme weather event and we shall call it heat, we shall call it wind, and we shall call it drought,” the Kanaka Bar Indian Band chief recalled, thinking back to the events of June 30, 2021.

“My wife texted me, she said she just received a call, ‘Lytton’s on fire,’ and another minute later, ‘Our reserve is on fire,’ and I ran out the door.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8508380/study-lytton-indigenous-community-rebuild-climate-resilience-fire/

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