February 13, 2018, Corner Brook—Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that it will be conducting Climate Change interviews in the communities of Lark Harbour, Cox’s Cove, Burgeo, St. George’s, Cape St. George, Stephenville Crossing, Lewisporte, Bishop’s Falls, and the Gander Bay area from February 12 to March 29, 2018.
The purpose of these interviews is to gather information about climate change, its impact on our communities and people, and solutions for adaptation. Topics will include: extreme weather events such as flooding and the impact on water quality, community infrastructure, and emergency preparedness; coastal erosion and rising sea levels and the impact they may have on spiritual grounds and medicinal plant sites; forest use and the impact climate change may be having on this use, and plant and animal life. This information will be used to help communities adapt to the challenges of climate change.
Interviews are open to members of the Band, and self-identifying Mi’kmaq aged 14+, and will take place Monday through Friday, February 12 – March 29, 2018. Times and locations to be determined on a community basis. Home visits and evening interviews are available.
To schedule your interview, please see below for contact information:
Residents of Lark Harbour, Cox’s Cove, Burgeo, St. George’s, Cape St. George, and Stephenville Crossing please contact Joanne Harris, Research Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-634-4706.
Residents of Lewisporte, Bishop’s Falls, and the Gander Bay area please contact Nancy Jeans, Research Assistant at email@example.com or call 709-393-6771.