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Athabasca Tribal Council, Athabasca River Métis, and Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre release the results of their project: Rebuilding Resilient Indigenous Communities – Assessing the Indigenous Impacts of the Horse River Wildfire  

 

More than two years after the 2016 Horse River Wildfire, the Indigenous communities of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo are proud to release this video in conjunction with the "Rebuilding Resilient Indigenous Communities" research report.

This project is the first Indigenous- controlled disaster study to bring together First Nations and Metis from an entire region.

This project included 10 focus groups, 40 interviews, and a survey with more than 600 responses, in addition to this video.

The purpose of this study was to ensure that indigenous impacts, concerns and recommendations are heard by governments and to provide foundation for improved collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments in disaster management.

The research was funded by the Canadian Red Cross.

Reports provided below via links.