Systemic racism, evident in areas such as residential segregation, unequal educational opportunities, and discrimination in economic advancement, have led to increased risk of communities of colour to climate change impacts. In Canada, colonialism, land theft and the reserve system has forced some Indigenous communities to be located in areas that are physically vulnerable to climate hazards, such as flooding and erosion. Research has shown that Indigenous reserve lands are disproportionately exposed to flooding, with approximately 22% of residential properties at risk of a 1-in-100 year flood (Thistlethwaite et al., 2020). Indigenous communities also face the colonial legacy of aging and poorly maintained housing and infrastructure, which are at a higher risk in extreme weather events. Actions for climate resilience and resources must be committed to Indigenous and racialized communities to address these inequities. Indigenous governments and communities of colour have the local knowledge and insight needed to address climate risk.