Some of the Indian tribes in Canada's far north are becoming isolated from each other?and from the rest of the world?due to ice melting caused by global warming, which is cutting off their traditional winter routes. They are having trouble getting supplies, including food for the winter.
The 34 First Nations reservations, which consist of around 20,000 people who are scattered across the forests of northern Ontario, can now only be reached by plane most of the time. If they have to move south, into Canadian cities, they will become disenfranchised and lose their identity. CNN quotes Stan Beardy, chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, as saying, "One or two degrees really makes a big difference."
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