Indigenous communities along Atlantic coast at risk from rising sea levels

First Nations communities along the Atlantic coast may face grave challenges from climate change, a recent federal report says.

The Regional Perspectives Report: Atlantic provinces said Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, about 130 kilometres north of Moncton, was already at risk for flooding but climate change and rising sea levels may intensify flood risks for the community, and intense storm surges have increased erosion.

“Just in my life, we lost quite a bit of land in front of my mother’s,” said Miiga’agan, a Mi’kmaw grandmother. Full story here.

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