How is the We Are Fire Toolkit Organized?

2022: Sharing Indigenous-led fire knowledge in the Saskatchewan River Delta.

2022: Sharing Indigenous-led fire knowledge in the Saskatchewan River Delta.

The We Are Fire Toolkit is an online knowledge product—an educational resource and case study in supporting the journey of using fire on the land, particularly though not exclusively, in and around the Saskatchewan River Delta.

Stories and storytelling are important teaching tools for people across the lifespan (Youth to Elders) and across generations. Stories tell us about our connections to people, place, identity and land.

In the We Are Fire Toolkit, we share highlights from interviews carried out as part of the Muskrats to Moose: Braiding Cultural Burning and Western Fire Management Project alongside wise practices, technical resources and related supports on applying Indigenous-led fire practices and settler and state-led fire management.

We hope to share Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land that engage your mind, body, emotions and spirit.

As you explore each tab in the We Are Fire Toolkit, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What topics stood out for me as important learnings about Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land?
  • What am I still curious about regarding Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land?
  • What am I interested in learning more about regarding Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land?
  • How might I ethically apply some or all of the learnings from the We Are Fire Toolkit—personally and professionally?
  • How am I making meaning in my mind, body, emotions and spirit about the topics covered in the We Are Fire Toolkit?
  • Who might I share learnings with about the topics in the We Are Fire Toolkit?
  • And, most importantly, do I understand? kinisitotēn.

The We Are Fire Toolkit is not intended to be a step-by-step “how to” technical manual or an exhaustive “one size fits all” list of all Indigenous-led fire practices and settler and state-led fire management initiatives occurring across Saskatchewan.

Rather, the Toolkit is a resource for people and groups beginning to return, continue, expand or support Indigenous-led uses of fire on the land.

For more information about the scope of the Toolkit, click on the Disclaimers tab.