posted on 7:24 PM, July 6, 2016
Project leader: Viola LeBourdais
This research will focus on supporting the following objectives: 1) developing a comprehensive understanding of local air quality issues and baseline conditions within the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band community; 2) raising awareness of the air pollutant sources that contribute to air quality issues in the community; 3) designing a plan to improve air quality in the community and in a manner that integrates traditional ecological knowledge into local air management solutions. The key contributions of this project are expected to include: 1) establishing air quality management strategies and tools that offer a representative model of excellence for First Nation communities; and 2) developing a governance approach to supporting local and regional air quality management solutions in a manner that incorporates traditional ecological and community knowledge. It is envisioned that this model could be employed by other First Nation communities throughout BC.