Events

There are several climate change events calendars with detailed information about upcoming events. 

We have also included a list of upcoming events that may be of particular interest to the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network. Please use the links above for detailed calendars including regional and national events. 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

May 18-19, 2019. 13th Vine Deloria Symposium: Engaging Indigenous Knowledge to Transform Our Communities. Northwest Indian College. Bellingham, WA. Abstracts due April 15, 2018. Email ritaa@nwic.edu. For more information: http://www.nwic.edu/deloria.  

May 21, 2018.  10 am Pacific. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Webinar: Western Wildfires – Keeping Communities from Polluted Air. This webinar event will discuss the role that local health departments and jurisdictions play in preparing for and responding to wildfires and the health impacts of wildfire smoke.   We will first hear from local health departments in California and Oregon as they present a recap of the 2017 wildfires and respective organizational responses. Subsequently, academic and federal researchers will review research gaps and current tools and resources available to locals. Register here.

May 21-24, 2018. Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Mid-Year Convention. ATNI Conventions are where members convene for discussion, presentations and the work of the committees in regard to policy, legislation, and the future of Indian Country in the Northwest. The mid-year convention is being hosted by the Yakama Nation at the Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, WA. To register, go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4n3y26350cfc53&oseq=&c=&ch=

May 22-24, 2018. 2018 National Tribal Public Health Summit. Please join The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for the 9th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit in Prior Lake, Minnesota at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premier Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers. This year's conference theme, "Balance, Harmony, Culture, Health", will provide evidenced-based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. To register, go to: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-national-tribal-public-health-summit/event-summary-aa505ecade034327994093068dd43bc1.aspx

May 23, 2018. 9 am Pacific. The Emerging of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources webinar series. This webinar will feature two papers on tribes and water quality and quantity. First, Otakuye Conroy-Ben will discuss her paper “Disparities in Water Quality in Indian Country.” Crystal Tulley-Cordova will follow with a talk on “Navajo Nation, USA, Precipitation Variability from 2002 to 2015.” For more information, go to: http://northcentralwater.org/event/werbinar-tribes-and-water-quality-and-quantity/

May 23, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Communicating Climate Change: CTUIR Climate Adaptation Planning and Community Outreach. Climate change impacts are complicated and interrelated, and planning for adaptation requires the participation of everyone. As CTUIR begins to think about these impacts on traditional First Foods and develop an adaptation plan, gathering meaningful participation from tribal departments, community, and government requires a level of understanding about climate change science that may not be shared by all. Developing a communication strategy that cuts across disciplines and speaks to varying levels of scientific background will ensure the larger tribal community and their cultural resource priorities are accurately represented in the final product. This webinar will introduce the CTUIR and their First Foods concept that drives their governance, provide an overview of anticipated climate impacts to these precious cultural resources, and discuss the development of climate change science communication that ties impacts to First Foods and other aspects of tribal life. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4375306802048168195?mc_cid=eff3b0c42e&mc_eid=0bd0af5e9a

May 30, 2018. 11 am-1 pm. 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar: Understanding the Power Grid and Organized Markets. Understanding the power grid and organized markets is essential for tribes interested in developing energy projects and selling energy into the wholesale electricity market. Webinar attendees will gain knowledge of transmission markets, management, and ownership structures; interconnection request processes and timelines; transmission planning and operations; and fundamentals of the power grid. Attendees will learn about ongoing changes with the Southwest Power Pool and California Independent System Operator that will create greater opportunities for tribes to sell and buy energy. To register, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7254630884668763907

May 31, 2018. Resilient and Resolute: Indigenous Strategies in Response to Coastal Erosion and Climate Change Impacts. This session is a part of the 2018 State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans, LA from May 30- June 1. In this session, we will be discussing how different tribes are responding to climate change impacts in sometimes different and similar ways. The deadline to register for the conference is May 15, 2018. To register, go to: http://www.stateofthecoast.org/

May 31, 2018. 12 pm Pacific. Webinar: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Seasonally Assisted Migration through Fish Rescue Programs. Fish rescue programs are used in the Pacific Northwest as a way to reduce drought related mortality in wild fish by manually moving individuals from fragmented areas to either free-flowing habitat or artificial rearing facilities, providing refuge during periods of low flow. Work supported by the Northwest CSC evaluates the potential costs and benefits of fish rescue by measuring the survival of wild juvenile coho salmon in fragmented tributaries of the Lewis River, WA. To join the webinar, click here

June 3-6, 2018. Conference: National Congress of American Indians. Kansas City, MO. http://www.ncai.org/events/2018/06/03/2018-mid-year-conference-marketplace

June 4-7, 2018. 42nd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, Quinault Indian Nation

June 5, 2018. 11:00 am Pacific. Webinar: The Role of Communication in Knowledge Co-Production. Heidi Roop (Research Scientist & Strategic Communications Lead, Climate Impacts Group at University of Washington) and Darcy Widmayer (Communications Manager, NW CSC at University of Washington) will be presenting this webinar as part of the Actionable Climate Science Skills-Building Webinar Series being held by the Northwest Climate Science Center. This webinar will explore the role of communication in the process of knowledge co-production and will share some communication best practices that participants can apply in their work. To register, go to: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pWM2cckdSjyk3gw3YLBPpQ

June 5-7, 2018. Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning. ITEP will be collaborating with Copper River Native Association on an introduction climate adaptation planning course in Glennallen, AK. For more information: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Training/Trainings

June 6-7, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Spokane, WA. Registration information is located here. The two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of natural hazards mitigation planning for tribes and local jurisdictions. Participants will not only understand the FEMA planning requirements, but will learn how to go above and beyond minimum requirements to ensure an effective mitigation plan may be implemented.

June 7-14, 2018. 5th Annual Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. The final deadline for applying to the 2018 Summit is March 15, 2018. The summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 15-18 (including recently graduated high school seniors). Some travel assistance may become available; participants will receive information about this after they are accepted into the program. The 2018 Summit will be a skills-development focused event that will give attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. For more information, follow the link: http://indigenousfoodandag.com/youth-summit/

June 11-June 14, 2018. 8am-5pm each day. Applications of Hazus-MH and GIS for Assessing and Mitigating Washington State Flood Risk. Applications due June 1, 2018. The Washington Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is offering a four-day, hands-on workshop.  The workshop is designed to provide guidance on best practices for using GIS, with an emphasis on FEMA’s Hazus-MH tool, to support riverine, coastal and tsunami flood risk assessment and mitigation in the State of Washington. Please contact Recep.Cakir@dnr.wa.gov, 360-902-1460 for course registration and questions about the course. 

June 11-14, 2018. SAIGE 15th Annual National Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience”. The Society of American Indian Government Employees is holding their 15th annual national training program in Green Bay, Wisconsin. To register, visit: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/saige2018/666050/

June 12, 2018. 12:00 pm Pacific. Webinar. Including indigenous health in climate change assessments: Overview of methods and results from Swinomish. This webinar is part of the NIHB Climate Ready Tribes project and is made possible by funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This webinar is intended for anyone working in areas related to health and climate change with indigenous communities. https://www.rmtlc.org/event/including-indigenous-health-in-climate-change-assessments/

June 12-14. Native CDFI Capital Access Convening. First Nations Oweesta Corporation welcomes you to mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative, where we will provide training on topics focused on building capacity to access capital, large group sessions, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities; in addition to hosting an extensive day of networking with potential funders, investors, and partners. For more information and to register, follow link:  http://www.oweesta.org/event/native-cdfi-capital-access-convening/

June 18-22, 2018. 21st Annual Native American Natural Resources Youth Practicum. This event is sponsored by the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Southwest Region. Applications must be received or postmarked by May 25, 2018. The Practicum is open to all incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Native American high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, southern California, and Utah who have an interest in pursuing a career in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, range management, watershed management, hydrology, or other natural resources related field. The Practicum provides a "hands-on" learning experience in natural resource management and combines classroom with field sessions that enables students to learn concepts and techniques used to manage natural resources. For more information, follow the link: https://www.nafws.org/images/announcements/NAFWS-2018-SWYP-APPLICATION-FORM-1.pdf

June 24-26, 2018. 3rd Tribal Environmental Health SummitSustaining Long Term Partnerships and Projects with Native American Communities. The Summit will provide participants with the opportunity to: Showcase their latest research on Tribal environmental health science; Renew and solidify personal and professional networks; Increase stakeholders understanding of Tribal environmental health policy needs and goals; Provide an opportunity for students to explore a variety of relevant career paths.

June 25, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinars. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. Register here.

June 28-29, 2018. The 2018 Changing Currents Forum. University of Washington. https://www.changingcurrents.org/washington. Contacts for the event are Joel Moffett, ATNI Natural Resources and Clarita Lefhand-Begay, University of Washington.

June 28- July 1, 2018. Protecting Mother Earth Conference. Nisqually Territories, Between Olympia and Tacoma Washington. Join us to learn how Indigenous Knowledge can foster climate justice through exploring environmental health, the harms of extreme energy initiatives and how to find solutions through clean renewable energy and upholding the territorial integrity of mother earth. For more information, visit: http://www.ienearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SAVEtheDateMed.png.

July 1-7, 2018. Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown West Virginia. Students from across the country will discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities. For questions, please contact NYCALC@nmwidlife.org.

July 10, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Best Practices for Collaborative Climate Adaptation Research Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Partners. Chas Jones (Tribal Liaison, ATNI and NW CSC at USGS) and Amelia Marchand (Water Regulatory Specialist, Environmental Trust Department at the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation) will be presenting this webinar as part of the Actionable Climate Science Skills-Building Webinar Series being held by the Northwest Climate Science Center. This webinar will provide an introduction to key considerations and best practices associated with conducting climate adaptation research in partnership with tribal communities. To register, go to: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hTVfgq-sQlCw6yOwnLjtiw

August 9-11, 2018. Aimalama: A Mauliauhonua Experience: traditional knowledge in responding to climate change. University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC) campus in Kahului. The three-day conference will guide attendees on how to create their own kaulana mahina (Hawaiian lunar calendar) specific to their local environments, strengthen their kilo (observation) skills, and leverage best practices for recording site-specific natural events. Conference information is available online at aimalama.org.

August 13-16, 2018. Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. Spokane, Washington. Hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. Topics highlighted at the forum include solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, UST/LUSTs, Superfund sites, emergency response and tribal water programs. 

August 27, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinars. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. Register here. 

August 27-29, 2018. 3rd California Adaptation Forum. Sacramento, CA.

September 12-14, 2018. Global Climate Action Summit. San Francisco, CA. https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

September 26-27, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Anchorage, AK. Registration information is located here. The two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of natural hazards mitigation planning for tribes and local jurisdictions. Participants will not only understand the FEMA planning requirements, but will learn how to go above and beyond minimum requirements to ensure an effective mitigation plan may be implemented.

October 9-11, 2018. 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. Boise, Idaho. Information about lodging, registration, and program will become available in the coming months. 

October 15-19, 2018. Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes Conference, Spokane, WA.

October 22, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinars. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. Register here.

October 23-24, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Lynwood, WA at FEMA Region 10 Offices. Registration information is located here. The two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of natural hazards mitigation planning for tribes and local jurisdictions. Participants will not only understand the FEMA planning requirements, but will learn how to go above and beyond minimum requirements to ensure an effective mitigation plan may be implemented.

December 17, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinars. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. Register here.