Telling stories is a traditional way of communicating important messages for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Across Canada, Aboriginal communities have stories to share about renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change adaptation initiatives. CIER prepared a short and non-technical report that introduces Aboriginal and northern communities to success stories supported by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program and ecoENERGY program. The report also includes lessons learned and next steps from the perspectives of each community.
By sharing these stories, we hope communities across the country find inspiration to take action on climate change and energy issues. The report is available in English and French.Reflections on Success is as a record of the many successes realized by the First Nation and northern communities the Aboriginal and Northern Community Action Program (ANCAP) was able to support between 2003 and 2007. These stories were gathered by the First Nation organizations enlisted by the ANCAP to meet common goals. This book can also serve as a source of inspiration for other communities that want to become involved in climate change action both through mitigation activities, like improving energy efficiency and incorporating renewable energy options, and adaptation measures, such as completing risk assessments on community infrastructure. The book is available in English and French.