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University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research – Journal Of Commerce

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018112 Views

October 19, 2018

SASKATOON, SASK. — University of Saskatchewan researchers are working with a First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to measure the effects of climate change.

Earlier this month, a monitoring station was installed on land belonging to the Okanese First Nation.

The first of four automated stations will record and share data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, air pressure and wind.

Chief Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier says the project’s goal is to help restore the local ecological balance as well as the Indigenous community’s relationship with the land.

Grass fires fuelled by drought and threats to the community’s drinking water supply are among the concerns that motivated the project.

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