The National Indigenous Climate Compass aims to help Indigenous communities mitigate and adapt to climate change risks.

About the National Indigenous Climate Compass

The National Indigenous Climate Compass (NICC) is an online tool that will equip indigenous communities with information enabling them to better prepare themselves for the risks associated with climate change. This is a tool created by indigenous communities for indigenous communities, aimed to provide key data for specific indigenous territories to help drive community development projects in infrastructure, energy, and access to potable water.   


The NICC is developed in collaboration with community partners and indigenous communities across Canada.

Indigenous is a software development company that creates innovative solutions to solve Indigenous societal and business challenges.  

Centre for Indigenous Community Infrastructure  

The Centre for Indigenous Community Infrastructure is a hub that lends its focus to the pressing challenges faced by Indigenous communities. The centre aims to apply its collective engineering talent and knowledge to provide sustainable solutions and tackle indigenous infrastructure challenges. Learn more about the centre.

Indigenous communities in Canada

The NICC is developed in tight collaboration with different indigenous communities across Canada, including the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and the Sagamok First Nation. 

Interested in collaborating with us on this project?

The NICC is open to fostering new partnerships with Indigenous communities that are interested in testing and providing feedback on the tool. We are also open to industry collaborations to support advancements in this project.
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Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.