Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2015

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Environmental Studies

Number of Pages


First Advisor

Misty Beck


This qualitative research study investigates the ways that Mi’kmaq Traditional Ecological Knowledge can provide regionally-specific information about the effects of climate change and the ways that Mi’kmaq values can supplement Western approaches to climate change. Through interviews and an analysis of common Mi’kmaq folklore, I look for facets of their culture that can be applied to climate change. In building awareness of Mi’kmaq knowledge and values, my research envisions a forward-justice framework that will allow a population to adapt and flourish in the future.