This study was completed in partnership with the Athabasca Tribal Council, Athabasca River Métis, and the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre. The project—which included 10 focus groups, 40 interviews, and a survey with more than 600 responses—is the first Indigenous-controlled disaster study to bring together First Nations and Métis from an entire region.
Links to the video, report, media coverage, and related research material are provided below.
WSSS was proud to assist with this work, which aims to ensure that Indigenous impacts, concerns, and recommendations are heard. We hope, too, that it will help people to recover from the 2016 Horse River Wildfire and build a foundation for improved collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments in disaster management.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us: Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org/587-890-6325) or Peter (email@example.com/780-381-9168).
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