As the Prairies burn, Indigenous communities deserve equal support: Indigenous Climate Action

 By Matteo Cimellaro  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Colonialism causes climate change, and Indigenous rights are the solution.   That phrase, a tagline from Indigenous Climate Action, an Indigenous-led organization that works at the intersection of climate justice and Indigenous rights, has found new meaning as fires stretching across Alberta and Saskatchewan have devastated local communities.   Last week, the East Prairie Metis Settlement in northern Alberta lost 27 homes and a bridge to the wildfires, which have prompted a state of emergency in the province. Residents fought the blaze on their own, even using a water truck to extinguish flames coming up the community’s road, CBC reports. An evacuation order later came, forcing members to wait a week before they could return to see what was left.   In nearby…

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