Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand policy in the context of Indigenous relations.
  • Students will be able to think critically about engagement when designing policies.
  • Students will learn about Indigenous youth engagement and empowerment in shaping a low carbon future.
  • Students learn about the medicine wheel, a foundational framework used by many Indigenous nations to recognize balance, interconnectedness, and wholeness of well-being.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 10 Science
Grade 10 - 12 Environmental Science in British Columbia
Grade 10 - 11 Social Studies in Alberta
Grade 12 Canada & World Studies in Ontario

Length of Activity

1 to 1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Topic Backgrounder
  • Marking Rubric
  • Internet Enabled Device
  • Power to the People - Episode 1: available on APTN Lumi. Educators may subscribe for a free 5-day trial to access the streaming service and play the episode. No credit card required.
  • Two large sheets of chart-paper and markers

Online Lesson Format