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As various levels of government become more serious about climate change, there has been heightened interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge in that effort. Last year, the federal government passed new environmental assessment legislation, the Impact Assessment Act, which requires Indigenous knowledge to be used alongside scientific information in any decisions about the environment, including natural…

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As various levels of government become more serious about climate change, there has been heightened interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge in that effort. Last year, the federal government passed new environmental assessment legislation, the Impact Assessment Act, which requires Indigenous knowledge to be used alongside scientific information in any decisions about the environment, including natural resource projects.In a guidance document, the government states that “including Indigenous knowledge in assessment processes needs to be based on a foundation of respect for the worldview of Indigenous peoples.” Listen to What on Earth on CBC Radio 1 every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. in Newfoundland However, those who have studied these processes say that when companies come calling in the hopes of mining or transporting natural resources on Indigenous lands, consultation becomes more about ticking boxes than actually listening to Indigenous teachings. Janelle Baker, an assistant professor of anthropology at Alberta’s Athabasca University who worked for years as a consultant on the use of traditional lands, said the process is often geared to “identify-specific locations where things happen … so that a site can be identified, avoided or mitigated, and they want to move on.”  In contrast, she said, “you go to a[n Indigenous] community member, and they see things more holistically” and are concerned with cascading and cumulative effects of development on their way of life. Baker, whose mother and grandmother are Métis, called the consultation process itself “extractive.” When a company comes to hear the perspective of an Indigenous knowledge keeper, “that person shares personal information, teachings — that’s a gift that someone is giving these people,” she said. “To me, that knowledge has been extracted to prove [that an Indigenous person has] been consulted, without actually considering what that person has taught or shared.”  A different relationship with nature Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a First Nations challenge against the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which would twin an existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline going from Edmonton to coastal B.C. A group comprising the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band had challenged the federal government’s second approval of the pipeline, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation. Nick Claxton explains reef net fishing to some young learners. (Submitted by Jeffrey Bosdet) Part of the problem is the process is imposed on Indigenous people and leaves no room for their language, ceremonies or understanding of relations to the land, said Nick Claxton, elected chief of Tsawout First Nation on Vancouver Island, who testified on behalf of his community at the National Energy Board’s Trans Mountain pipeline hearings. Claxton, who is also an assistant professor at the University of Victoria, is a co-author of a paper published earlier this year on the hurdles to properly expanding the role of Indigenous knowledge in environmental assessments. He said one insight that shaped his appreciation of the natural world was learning from his uncle how his people’s language, Sencoten, refers to salmon. “In our language, they have two names — a common name and a prayer name. Those prayer names are very sacred. When you understand that language, you are actually referring to the salmon as relatives with human spirits,” Claxton said. “That was a key understanding for me to come to, in terms of how to relate to our homeland and territories…. It’s a different way of understanding the world. “If you take that lens, you would have a different perspective on environmental assessment processes.” ‘A colonial way of thinking’ Baker, of Athabasca University, said one of the things that complicates assessments of resource projects is a historical skepticism of Indigenous knowledge. “It’s a colonial way of thinking that Western science is right and the only way to know things,” she said. To demonstrate how Western science can come up short in understanding the natural environment, Baker cited work she did a few years ago studying traditional knowledge about berry cultivation in Fort McKay, Alta. Elders had told Baker’s working group that the cranberries were better near Moose Lake, a “really sacred, clean area that they really respect.” But that puzzled scientists because berries thrive on water, and rain gauges set up there had registered less precipitation than in other areas. Janelle Baker is an assistant professor and anthropologist at Athabasca University. (Submitted by Janelle Baker) “It was kind of this mystery,” Baker said, until an elder pointed out that the reason the berries were responding so well is due to a mist that comes off the lake. Scientists put up humidity monitors in the area and confirmed the elder was right. “If we relax and just open our minds a bit, I think there are a lot of times where that [scientific] knowledge can come together ― if we can really hear one another,” Baker said. Indigenous solutions There are other signs of mutual understanding when it comes to balancing nature and economic activity. Steven Nitah, a former elected chief of Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories, helped create an Indigenous guardians program, in which Dene members monitor and manage “high-biodiversity areas.” He said that because Dene know the land “intimately and intricately,” they’re able to provide guidance on how to minimize environmental harm. In 2010, Canada and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation committed to negotiate a park agreement for the establishment of Thaidene Nëné or ‘Land of the Ancestors’ National Park Reserve at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake. (Parks Canada) The group monitors things like caribou migrations and the downstream effects of diamond mining, and Nitah said that he has already seen progress in being able to continue economic activity while safeguarding nature. “For example, during caribou migration, the guardians are out here informing the mines that the migration is in effect, and the mines … shut down traffic during that time,” he said. Last month, Nitah and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation won a United Nations award for the establishment of Thaidene Nëné or “Land of the Ancestors” National Park Reserve. The Indigenous Protected Area, near Great Slave Lake, spans 26,376 square kilometres of boreal forest and tundra with lakes, rivers and waterfalls. The Equator Prize, which is handed out every couple of years, celebrates “Indigenous peoples and local community solutions to conservation and sustainable development.” Nitah said that as the world faces the increasing threat of climate change, initiatives like the guardian program can be of benefit to all. “The world only has 25 per cent of its biodiversity left, and Indigenous people influence or control 82 per cent of that, so that tells me that the Indigenous worldview and its relationship with nature is a solution that all populations of the world can look towards.” Listen to What on Earth on CBC Radio 1 every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. in Newfoundland. You can also subscribe to What on Earth on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also listen anytime on CBC Listen.
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Nigeria’s president vows to fight militant groups and fix economy as activists call for anti-government protests

“In the last two years we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges” that are “especially related to our collective security,” Buhari said during a televised address marking the country’s Democracy Day. “Let me assure you, my fellow citizens, that every incident, however minor, gives me great worry and concern. We…

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Nigeria’s president vows to fight militant groups and fix economy as activists call for anti-government protests

“In the last two years we have witnessed and overcome a good number of tests and challenges” that are “especially related to our collective security,” Buhari said during a televised address marking the country’s Democracy Day. “Let me assure you, my fellow citizens, that every incident, however minor, gives me great worry and concern. We will, by the grace of God, put an end to these challenges,” he said. Buhari, who campaigned on a platform to end terrorism and violence by armed groups, has come under increased criticism over continuing deadly attacks in the northeast and southeast that have resulted in an economic and a humanitarian crisis. During his speech on Saturday, Buhari also said his government is taking steps to address youth unemployment and poverty but admitted “there is much more to be done and we are doing our best.”Activist groups have called for Democracy Day protests and people took to the streets in several parts of the country on Saturday, including in the capital Abuja, where protesters gathered holding placards, saying “Buhari must go.”There were also protests in the southwestern city of Ibadan. Olumayowa Okediran, member of the Students for Liberty group, who was at the protest in Ibadan, told CNN that young people are tired of Buhari’s administration.”We do not want to live under a tyrannical government that bans Twitter at a whim. We don’t want to live in a country where the police brutalizes us,” said Okediran.Last week the Nigerian government said it had “indefinitely suspended” Twitter’s operations in the country. The statement, posted on the Ministry of Information and Culture’s official Twitter handle on June 4, accused the American social media company of allowing its platform to be used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”The suspension came two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive.In that tweet on June 1, the Nigerian leader threatened to deal with people in the country’s southeast, whom he blames for the recurring attacks on public infrastructure in the region.CNN’s Nimi Princewill contributed to this report.

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