More wildfire supports needed for isolated Indigenous communities: report

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The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling for improved wildfire training for Indigenous crews in a report that says the Chilcotin region saw delayed and unequal protection during the record-breaking 2017 wildfire season.

The report, released by the First Nation, says there were jurisdictional challenges that led to conflict and confusion while crews and community members tried to battle two of the largest wildfires in the province.

Consequently, the physical and mental health of residents were disproportionately impacted by the fires, the report states.


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