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How Indigenous communities respond to disasters – The New Humanitarian

‘The environment is not your enemy.’

Nunavut, the vast Arctic territory in Canada’s north where more than 80 percent of the population identifies as Inuit, holds a key distinction: It’s the only province or territory in the country without a single confirmed coronavirus case.

Even though deaths have been avoided, the pandemic response has been burdened with a problem familiar to Indigenous communities across the globe – not enough Inuit people are involved at the decision-making level, according to Madeleine Redfern, the former mayor of Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit.

“It is primarily a non-Indigenous led response,” she said.

In recent years, humanitarian organisations and governments have slowly woken up to the importance of traditional Indigenous knowledge in preparing for and responding to disasters such as earthquakes, floods, storms, wildfires, and health crises. But Indigenous leadership and experience during disasters are still often overlooked or misunderstood.

Read More: https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/feature/2020/08/18/Indigenous-communities-disaster-humanitarian-response-coronavirus