How do indigenous people look at nature as well as climate change? How are they protecting their communities and also interacting with the world at large? Find out these answers and more in this episode, a great interview with Kerry-Ann Charles-Norris, member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in Ontario, Canada and Environmental Partnership Coordinator for Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS). Check out the Study Guide for the program! Click on the top left where it says "Pdf" above the date! https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/indigenous-perspectives-on-adapting-to-climate-change-interview-with-kerry-ann-charles-norris
Kerry-Ann Charles-Norris' Bio
Kerry-Ann Charles-Norris is a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and joined the Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS) team in 2017 as the Environmental Partnership Coordinator. She was proud to serve her community as Councilor and has over 17 years’ experience working within her community. She has worked on bylaw development, waste management, housing and environmental project coordination and management. For 8 years she was responsible for researching and developing funding proposals which helped build and sustain her First Nations Environment Department including the development of community climate change adaptation and implementation plans not only for her community but other First Nations as well.
Kerry-Ann has had great success in initiating and building relationships with various environmental organizations, developing partnerships to coordinate and carry out various environmental activities as well as promoting education and community involvement in Environmental Health within her community and others. As a result of this work, Kerry-Ann has gained international recognition and has been asked to speak across Canada, the United States and Mexico in the area of indigenous perspectives on Environmental Stewardship as well as Climate Change Adaptation.
Kerry-Ann’s wide range of career experiences give her a unique perspective that can be very valuable when assisting other communities wishing to find their balance of operations and environmental stewardship.