OSLC Submission to BC Government Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Plan

Okanagan

Recently the Government of British Columbia welcomed submissions as part of a public consultation on its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Plan. OSLC prepared its submission with an indigenous worldview in mind. Okanagan Valley communities are located on the occupied territory of the Syilx and Splatsin peoples who have lived here sustainably for millennia, in harmony with the land, the water and wildlife. The settlement of the Valley has brought significant degradation to its natural ecosystems, and only by returning to traditional knowledge and wisdom are can we build climate change resilience in our region.  With an indigenous framework in mind, the OSLC recommended in its submission that any actions must recognize their rights to the jurisdiction of these lands and be with their leadership and guidance.

Read OSLC’s Submission Below.

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