AAA/CASCA Executive Program Committee
Executive Session - Oral Presentation Session
Throughout history, the ultimate criterion for survival of Indigenous nations has been adaptation, which has sustained community resilience and survival. It is imperative to build on how Indigenous peoples are the essential catalyst for the four pillars of Indigenous ways of knowing —1) respect, 2) deep listening, 3) reciprocity and 4) community collectivism. Climate change and lack of access to traditional land and seascapes have impacted community health and well-being. As a result, it is imperative to provide insights on Indigenous peoples’ approaches to sustainability and resilience for mitigation and adaptation efforts. The goal is to illustrate how land and seascape identities are in unison with notions of Indigenous climate change adaptation strategies and build on the ontological basis for ethics and axiology, the moral nature of Traditional Ecological Knowledge.