Events

Following is a list of upcoming events that may be of particular interest to the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network. Additional events are also included on the Insitute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Tribal Climate Change Calendar: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Home/Events.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

July 10, 2020. 6 am – 9:30 am Pacific. Webinar: Gizhaadaandaa Minomin: Let’s take care of Minomin (Wild Rice). This gathering, carried out via webinar, will bring together Indigenous practitioners and traditional knowledge holders, as well as food sovereignty, environmental health, Treaty and cultural rights advocates to discuss the significance of wild rice for the Indigenous Nations whose way of life has always been based on this traditional food source. It will also address the current threats to wild rice, including mining, genetic modification, climate change and habitat loss, as well as Indigenous Peoples’ work to protect, defend and restore this vital source of life. IITC extends a special invitation to Indigenous Youth from Wild Rice Nations and to all those interested in returning to this way of life. To register for this webinar, click here

 

July 14, 2020. 11 am Pacific. Understanding Phenology with Remote Sensing. This training series will focus on the use of remote sensing to understand vegetation phenology: the study of life-cycle events.

 

July 15, 2020. 9 am Pacific. Georgetown Climate Center’s Managed Retreat Toolkit Relaunch.  The Georgetown Climate Center’s Managed Retreat Toolkit will synthesize best and emerging practices for facilitating retreat in vulnerable coastal areas, conserving and enhancing important coastal ecosystems, and preparing higher-ground “receiving communities” to take in residents relocating away from vulnerable areas. The toolkit will include case studies about retreat from across the country, including examples from both coastal and riverine communities. 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1693461619402027531

 

 July 15, 2020. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Consultation. Farm Bill Self-Governance Demonstration Project. Conference Line: 877-692-8954. Conference Passcode: 1065181. https://www.usda.gov/tribalrelations/tribal-consultations

 

July 15, 2020. 12 pm Pacific. Indigenous Speaker Series: Jasmine Neosh. Jasmine Neosh is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and a student at the College of Menominee Nation. She is the first-ever recipient of the Dr. Holly Youngbear-Tibbets Fellowship and served as the Research Assistant on a project developing curriculum around the Menominee Theoretical Model of Sustainability. Jasmine holds an Associate degree in Natural Resources and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Public Administration. Register here: https://bit.ly/INDIGSPEAK10

 

July 16, 2020. 8 am Pacific. Virtual Roundtable Discussion. Speakers are Drs. Katharine Hayhoe, (co-author of the 2nd National Climate Assessment and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science, a director of the Climate Center, and an associate in the Public Health program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University) and Kyle Whyte, (a professor and environmental activist working at Michigan State University on indigenous environmental rights).

 

July 16, 2020. 1 pm Pacific. Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group Webinar Series: Tweesna Rose Mills, Nisqually Watershed Project. The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group (IPCCWG) would like to invite you to join us for a webinar series that will discuss the future generations of American Indian and Alaskan Native geoscience professionals, educators, and workforce. Please register at https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuGhqTkqEtzPQtyeCML4zUjFxQS3E9AL.

 

July 19, 2020. 1 pm Pacific. Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group Webinar Series. The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group (IPCCWG) would like to invite you to join us for a 4-part webinar series that will discuss the future generations of American Indian and Alaskan Native geoscience professionals, educators, and workforce. An in-person IPCCWG meeting will take place at the National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference. Registration information coming soon. If you have any questions regarding registration or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to Althea Walker at awalker@aihec.org or 480-258-3963.

 

July 21, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.
 

July 21, 2020. 11 am Pacific. Advanced Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II. This 3-part series will include lectures and hands-on exercises for participants to estimate water budgets for a given river basin. 

 

July 24, 2020. 11 am – 1 pm Pacific. Rising Voices Energy Systems Working Group Session. Please save the date for the Rising Voices July Energy Systems working group session. Whether you've been part of the Energy Systems working group at previous Rising Voices workshops, or are joining for the first time, all are welcome. Prior to the July 24 working group session, we will send out a panel session recording to view in preparation for the working group session. As a reminder, the previous events in the Virtual Rising Voices 8 (VRV8) series are uploaded here.

 

July 28, 2020. 11 am Pacific. Advanced Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II. This 3-part series will include lectures and hands-on exercises for participants to estimate water budgets for a given river basin. 

 

July 28, 2020. 11 am Pacific. GIS Mapping in Indigenous Communities. https://www.firstnations.org/projects/native-lands-stewardship-webinar-series/

 

July 28 and 30, 2020. Northwest Drought Workshop. The USDA Northwest Climate Hub and National Drought Mitigation Center are hosting a Northwest Drought Workshop via three virtual sessions on July 28 and 30, 2020. The first session will be held on July 28 from 8 am - 11 am Pacific. Participants will learn about the U.S. Drought Monitor, including how it is made each week, hear from local experts about drought in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, learn how to report drought impacts and discuss how drought affects USDA programs. The second session will be held on July 30 from 8 am - 11 am Pacific. There will be an east-side focused session with a panel discussion and peer-to-peer learning about drought adaptation practices for lands east of the Cascades (Eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and Idaho). The third session will be held on July 30 from 1 pm - 4 pm Pacific. There will be a west-side focused session with a panel discussion and peer-to-peer learning about drought adaptation practices for lands west of the Cascades (Western Oregon, Western Washington). Panelists and peer-to-peer learning will include agriculture, forestry, and rangelands. Register via this link.

 

July 29, 2020. 10 am Pacific. Georgetown Climate Center’s Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit Launch. GCC’s Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit will help local policymakers and community-based organizations address these challenges and develop viable strategies for building climate resilience and social equity. The toolkit includes best emerging practices, legal and policy tools, and case studies centered on equitable adaptation solutions to help users to explore solutions linking equity and resilience. While there is no “one size fits all” approach to building equitable community resilience, GCC’s toolkit will provide analytical frameworks to help decisionmakers and advocates tailor approaches to their specific jurisdictions, legal contexts, and needs. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/419272778894540813

 

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July 29, 2020. 10 am Pacific. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy webinar: 2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: How to Create Partnerships to Advance Tribal Energy Projects. Partnerships can often help tribes meet their energy goals. It is important for tribes to be purposeful in selecting project partners and developing effective partnerships. This webinar will discuss how to find and select partners that can best assist you in achieving your energy goals. Register here.

 

July 29, 2020. 1 – 3 pm Pacific.  USDA Forest Service 638 Authority Webinars
. The Intertribal Timber Council and the USDA Forest Service are hosting two webinars to support understanding of implementation of 2018 Farm Bill provisions relating to the Forest Service 638 authority. Webinars will provide an introduction to the new authority, respond to frequently asked questions, and share insight regarding pilot projects.  Please Register by following this link: https://forms.gle/2bTuHkjD2irF8dDv6. For further information, please contact Stephanie Lucero via email at Lucero@udall.gov or call (520) 901-8532

 

August 4, 2020. 11 am Pacific. Advanced Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management II. This 3-part series will include lectures and hands-on exercises for participants to estimate water budgets for a given river basin. 

 

August 4, 2020. 1 – 3 pm Pacific. USDA Forest Service 638 Authority Webinars. The Intertribal Timber Council and the USDA Forest Service are hosting two webinars to support understanding of implementation of 2018 Farm Bill provisions relating to the Forest Service 638 authority. Webinars will provide an introduction to the new authority, respond to frequently asked questions, and share insight regarding pilot projects. These webinars are an opportunity to hear how the Forest Service is progressing in implementation and provide feedback on next steps and considerations to implementation. Please Register by following this link: https://forms.gle/2bTuHkjD2irF8dDv6. For further information, please contact Stephanie Lucero via email at Lucero@udall.gov or call (520) 901-8532

 

August 13, 2020. 1 pm Pacific. Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group Webinar Series. The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group (IPCCWG) would like to invite you to join us for a webinar series that will discuss the future generations of American Indian and Alaskan Native geoscience professionals, educators, and workforce. Please register at https://bit.ly/3dZCnlx.

 

August 9-14, 2020. Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit 2020. University of Oregon.  The summit is intended to bring together like-minded tribal youth with a passion for water, natural resources, education and social action. The Changing Currents Program will select 20-25 tribal youth ages 15-19 years old from Pacific Northwest tribes. Housing and meals will be provided for the selected participants, travel costs to and from the Tribal Youth Water Summit are on your own. Applications are due June 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.
  
August 17-20, 2020. The Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. The Tribal Lands and Environment Forum will take place as a virtual gathering this August, featuring live online events, on-demand sessions, virtual field trips, and live group discussions with mentors, presenters, and colleagues. For more information, visit: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_tlef.

 

August 18, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.
  
August 27, 2020. Virtual San Diego Climate Summit. The 
2020 San Diego Climate Summit will virtually convene local researchers, resource managers, community engagers, and youth leaders through an immersive and engaging experience to focus on our evolving understanding of regionally specific climate science and how it is informing on-the-ground solutions that build resilience for people and places. For more information, visit: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/2020-san-diego-climate-summit.

 

September 14-17, 2020. National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC). St. Paul, MN. ITEP is proud to announce the inaugural National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference in 2020. Hosted by ITEP, the Climate Change Advisory Committee and other partners, this climate conference will be held for our communities to convene and discuss our work addressing climate change impacts that affects our culture, all our relations, Mother Earth and Father Sky. We will come develop solutions and take the next steps towards implementation. We hope you will join us as we convene to confront and address the effects of climate change on our communities. Registration will open mid-March 2020. For more information on NTICC, click here.    
  
September 28- October 2, 2020. Save the Date! 7th Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference. Check back here in 2020: ntemc.org
 

October 6-8, 2020. Shifting Seasons Summit: Sharing Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Across Indigenous Communities. The Shifting Seasons Summit is a gathering that focuses on climate resilience planning and implementation within Tribes and across Tribal ceded territories in the Northeast Region. This summit will include network-building opportunities and initiatives developed outside of the Northeast by capacity-building organizations, academic institutions and tribal nations. The summit will take place at the Menominee Convention Center in Keshena, WI on October 6-8, 2020. For more information, click here: http://www.nicrn.org/2020-shifting-seasons-summit.html

 

October 12-14, 2020. 2020 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit. Seattle, WA. The 2020 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the United States, Canada, and Indigenous people around the world. Participants will build on the knowledge and experiences related to climate change impacts and traditional knowledges; develop approaches that promote tribal leadership in adaptation, mitigation and resiliency programs; and foster pathways to influence climate policy. The Summit will include internationally renowned plenary speakers, participatory breakout sessions, and more.  For more information, click here.
 

Postponed. ATNI Tribal Climate Camp will now take place May 23-28, 2021 in Anchorage, AK. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan State University, Portland State University’s Institute for Tribal Government, Chugach Regional Resources Commission, and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center are collaboratively offering the Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. For more information, click here.