First Nations wildfire evacuations- A guide for communities and external agencies
Presenter: Henok W. Asfaw, Postdoc and Project Manager for the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership Project, University of Alberta
Description: This webinar presents results of research carried out as part of the First Nation Wildfire evacuation partnership in Canada and was recently published in a book titled “First Nations Wildfire Evacuations: A Guide for Communities and External Agencies”. The book brings together residents’ wildfire evacuation experiences drawn from seven case study First Nations communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. This book is a way for us to share the research results to First Nations, government agencies, non-government organizations, and host communities to reduce negative impacts of future wildfire evacuations. We also believe that the book would serve as a valuable guide for building community wildfire evacuation preparedness and response capacities not only for First Nations but also other Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond. Based on research featured in the recent book First Nations Wildfire Evacuations, A Guide for Communities and External Agencies, by Dr. Tara K. McGee and Dr. Amy Cardinal Christianson; with the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership.