Sask. workshops focus on climate change solutions rooted in Indigenous teachings, values – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019115 Views

‘People feel the sense of urgency and want to take action,’ says Peepeekisis First Nation’s Michelle Brass

Jan 05, 2019

Michelle Brass believes everything is connected. That’s apparent when she talks about the climate change workshops she has been doing with a couple of First Nations in Saskatchewan.

“If you look at our traditional teachings, we live in relationship with all other life, with all the other animals, with the plants, with water, with the air,” she said. “All of these elements have spirit and they are our relatives.”

Brass, a recent CBC Future 40 winner and a member of Yellow Quill First Nation, is also a member of the steering committee for Indigenous Climate Action. Since her workshops on the Okanese and Star Blanket First Nations, others have come forward and asked if she would bring her workshops to their communities.

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