In May 13, 2021, we learned about the resource management approach of the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation in the United States, and explored what could be possible in Canada if current barriers are removed and community aspirations of stewardship and prosperity are realized. Cody Desautel (Natural Resources Director) shared experiences from Indigenous-led natural climate solutions within the Confederated Tribes of Colville and how their collective efforts contribute to creating healthy and resilient forests and local economic development. We heard about the conditions required for the project and the challenges the Tribes have had to overcome. A panel discussion and Q&A followed, moderated by Jason Rasevych (Anishnawbe Business Professional Association), with Steven Nitah (Indigenous Leadership Initiative and CRP Leadership Circle),Cornelia Rindt (NatureBank) and Hank Cauley (Nature for Justice).

Indigenous-led Natural Climate Solutions in Action: Confederated Tribes of Colville