kitatipithitamak mithwayawin: Indigenous-Led Countermeasures to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Pandemics Then, Now, and Into the Future

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified on December 31 2019 in Wuhan, China. As of May 23 2020, 5,403,979 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 213 countries and territories around the world with an attributed 343,975 deaths.Studies on H1N1 and other pandemics show that Indigenous communities in Canada suffered most from these diseases. Yet, many Indigenous communities and organizations also responded effectively. The outbreak of COVID-19 thus represents a critical moment. On one hand the same mistakes could be made, with similar impacts.

Predicting climate change resilience of mine site reclamation in Yukon’s boreal region: from site and ecosystem classifications to biological response

Research problem: Reclamation practices in regions known to be undergoing rapid climate change must consider what adaptive measures could be implemented to maximize short-term reclamation success and long-term resilience of reclaimed sites. Objectives: I will investigate how a multi-scale ecological classification system can be used to predict regeneration success of different forest tree species at reclamation sites in north-central Yukon.