RRU, Ulkatcho Nation partner on climate change research

August 22, 2018

Royal Roads University has partnered with the Ulkatcho First Nation and Keefer Ecological Services to study how climate change impacts ethnobotanical species used for food. An RRU release states that the project will incorporate Indigenous knowledge with climate science. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Ulkatcho First Nation and Keefer Ecological Services to deliver hands-on training in community on a topic of key importance for communities–understanding the impacts of climate change,” said Zoe MacLeod, RRU's Director of Professional and Continuing Studies. Trainees will establish research plots, identify plant species, and interview traditional knowledge keepers. The three-year project began earlier this month, and is funded through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program. RRU