Climate Change Impacts on Ice, Winter Roads, Access Trails and Manitoba First Nation – 2006

The purpose of this study was to identify impacts and strategies for climate change on ice conditions, winter roads, access trails, and Manitoba First Nations. Community members and external organizations described the:

  • Changes in weather (in winter, spring, summer, and fall), water and ice conditions, and winter roads and access trails
  • Impacts of these changes on daily life, including social/cultural activities, personal health and safety, financial, and community operations
  • Strategies (and associated barriers to and drivers of action) for addressing the impacts of climate change

CIER examined these strategies, identified gaps, and developed a series of recommendations to address these gaps. CIER summarized this information into seven overarching strategies at the community-level and seven interrelated overarching strategies at the government-level through which impacts of climate change on ice, winter roads, access trails, and First Nations could be addressed.

The summary documents provide the information provided by each of the five participating communities. The pamphlet presents the key project findings and highlights means for First Nations, First Nations regional organizations, and provincial/federal governments to take action to address climate change impacts on the daily lives of community members.

Project Findings and Highlights pamphlet

Summary Documents::