Needs Assessment for Indigenous Involvement in the Network of Networks
Environment Canada’s (EC) Network of Network (NoN) seeks to be a nation-wide, long-term initiative that involves a diverse range of members and enhances the capacity of all parties to collect, manage, share and use environmental data and information to enhance decision making. The project’s purpose was to determine what is needed to ensure that Indigenous communities can participate in, and derive value from, the collection, management, sharing and use of water and climate monitoring information for water stewardship through the NoN. With support from an Advisory Group, the intent of this work was to develop a set of key recommendations for Indigenous engagement with the NoN that addresses the shared objectives of EC and Indigenous communities, while honouring critical differences in the character and value of Western Science and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge.
Please download the following reports for additional information:
Final Project Report_English
Final Executive Summary_English
Final Executive Summary_French