Applying our Learning
The resources, wise practices and lessons learned shared in the We Are Fire Toolkit are based on interviews and a literature review carried out by the Muskrats to Moose Project team on Indigenous-led fire practices and settler and state-led fire management in the Saskatchewan River Delta in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Other communities and jurisdictions outside of the Saskatchewan River Delta are encouraged to apply the information in the We Are Fire Toolkit as a case study for how to return, continue, expand or support Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land.
How can you use the information in the We Are Fire Toolkit?
- developing a rationale and a set of management objectives for your group or community based on values related to Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land;
- facilitating a call to action to inform legislation and policy decision-making on Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land, including promoting partnerships and meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples in burning and related habitat restoration practices;
- increasing the role of Indigenous Peoples in policy development, governance and stewardship of lands, water and resources in the Saskatchewan River Delta;
- adapting, scaling and referencing the We Are Fire Toolkit and its journey (interview findings, literature and related resources) as a case study on Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land;
- navigating the process for returning, continuing, expanding or supporting Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land; and
- supporting focused discussion within and across groups, communities and cultures on Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land, include applying Indigenous-led fire prescriptions alongside settler and state-led fire management goals and management objectives.