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  

 

June 14, 2019. 10 am Pacific. Webinar on Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) released the Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan on June 10. Electronic copies of Oregon’s DRAFT OAH Action Plan are available for download at the OAH Council’s Website. Public comment may be made by contacting the Council’s staff or attending one of the webinar on. In-person: Oregon State University, Strand Hall room 313, Corvallis, or online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/908868181 
You can also listen in on your phone: (224) 501-3412 
Access Code (for both): 908-868-181.
 
June 14, 2019. 10 am Pacific. NIHB Presents: Climate Change and Indoor Air Quality webinar. The National Indian Health Board is pleased to announce another Climate and Health Learning Community webinar, Climate Change and Indoor Air Quality. In this webinar, we will explore three methods for communicating risk and reducing exposure during wildfires. With increasing frequency and severity of wildfires, in addition to ongoing woodsmoke challenges, thousands of Tribal families are impacted by unhealthy ambient and indoor air quality. The Tribal Healthy Homes Network and the Tulalip Tribes will provide new research and practices that they are testing in the field (residential, school and worksite) to protect human health. For more information and to register, click here.
 
June 16-19, 2019. Sparks, NV. Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilience Adaptation. The conference seeks to bring together a diverse multi-disciplinary group of water professionals - both thought leaders and on-the-ground implementers - to disseminate, share and learn about cutting-edge solutions aimed at building resilient infrastructure and improving human adaptation to hydrologic risks. For information to register, click here.  

June 16-21, 2019. Tribal Climate Camp. Flathead Lake Biological Station, Polson MT. Host Tribe: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribeshttp://atnitribes.org/climatechange/tribal-climate-camp/.
 
June 18, 2019. 9 am-10 am Pacific. Webinar: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in a Changing Climate: An Overview of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and NOAA. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the first webinar in the 11-part webinar series. To register, click here.
 
June 19-21, 2019. World Forum on Climate Justice. Glasgow, UK. This inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice will bring together leading civil society groups, academics, business representatives, members of the public, and policymakers to foster new thinking and explore pressing topics in climate justice advocacy, research, policy and practice as we adapt to reach the 1.5°C goal.  For more information and to register, click here.
 
June 20, 2019. CDC’s Climate and Health Program: Ally Acquisition. How can public health officials effectively reach across sectors to talk about the health impacts of a changing climate? Experts from the behavior change agency Marketing for Change will show how health officials can identify new ways to frame key messages to increase the relevance to audiences outside public health circles. This webinar will be recorded. To register for this to go: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J42jv9tKSLaSRauuTBsQ_g
 
June 21, 2019. 1 pm Pacific. June 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for July 2019 and the fall season. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather. Available in-person at: Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks. If you cannot attend in person, webinar pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, click here.  
 
June 23-26, 2019. Reno, NV. 14th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum. The NCAI Policy Research Center’s Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to present their findings to tribal leaders, policymakers, and tribal members during NCAI's Mid-Year Conference. For information to register, click here.
 
June 24, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System, Drought and Climate Outlook. Webinar. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) February 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). To register, click here.

June 24-27, 2019. 2019 North American Agroforestry Conference. Corvallis, OR. Save the date for the 16th annual North American Agroforestry Conference: Agroforestry for Sustainable Production + Resilient Landscape hosted by Oregon State University. For more information, go to https://afta2019.org/
 
June 25, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Water and Energy in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and Columbia University, and the Department of Energy. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the second webinar in a 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
June 26, 2019. 2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Jobs and Economic Development from Tribal Energy Projects. Among the benefits of energy project development to tribal communities are the jobs and economic development that come with local investment. This webinar will share tools and methods tribes can use to estimate the jobs and broader economic benefits of energy projects. The webinar will also feature case studies from tribes that have successfully created jobs and economic development through energy development. To register, click here.
 
July 2, 2019. 1 pm Pacific. Environmental Education and Indigenous Knowledge. This webinar is being presented by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The presenter for this webinar is Megan Bang Associate Professor in Education and Indigenous Studies, Northwestern University. She will focus on the intersection of environmental education and indigenous knowledge. This is an opportunity to gain a new perspective on the depth of our field and shaping culturally inclusive environmental education opportunities. This webinar is free of charge. For more information, please contact Colby Parkinson at colby@naaee.org or (202) 419-0412. To register, click here.
 
July 2, 2019. 9 am-10 am Pacific. Webinar: Land Cover, Land-Use Change and Forests in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the EPA, the USFS, and the University of Washington. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the third webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
July 9, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Rural Communities in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the USGS, the USDA, and the ARS. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the fourth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
July 16, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Oceans and Coastal Communities in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and NOAA, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the fifth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
July 16, 2019. 10am Pacific.Webinar: Pacific Northwest Coast Landscape Conservation Design. This webinar will discuss the PNW Coast Landscape Conservation Design Progress and key next steps. To register:  
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7783552064083742989
 
July 18, 2019. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: CDC’s Climate and Health Programs: Communication Data for Maximum Impact. Join CDC’s Climate and Health Program for a webinar on Communicating Data for Maximum Impact on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Experts from behavior change agency Marketing for Change will show how health officials can gather and present data points to tell a more powerful story in press releases and policy briefs. This webinar will be recorded. For registration to go: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qe8MZcjrT-6Jf4_yI17ePg
 
July 23, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Transportation and the Built Environment in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the University of New Hampshire, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the sixth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
July 23-25, 2019. Save the Date: 8th Annual BIA Partners in Action Conference. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Minnesota. More information coming soon.
 
July 30, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality and Human Health in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the EPA, and the University of Washington. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the seventh webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
July 30-31, 2019. 2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit. Airway Heights, WA. This summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the Pacific Northwest and North America to advance tribal climate change policy and action. The summit will focus on topics such as tribal climate change resiliency, protecting and applying Traditional Knowledges in climate change initiatives, and implementing a unified tribal climate change policy agenda.  The Summit will also include a tour of the Spokane Tribal Housing Program solar project. The Summit will be hosted by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians at the Northern Quest Casino and co-sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC), PNW Tribal Climate Change Network among others. Register here: http://atnitribes.org/climatechange/
 
August 6, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Climate Change and Tribes and Indigenous Peoples: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the BIA. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the eighth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
August 10-16, 2019. Tribal Youth Water Summit; Empowering Clean Minds for Cleaner Water. Eugene, OR. Join us at the University of Oregon for a week-long leadership and education experience for tribal youth. Leadership comes in all forms, from speaking out to being an active citizen in your community. At the Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit, we will be exploring what it means to be the next generation of water leaders. 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. For more information and to apply, click here.
 
August 13, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Tourism and Recreation in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Pacific RISA Program. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the ninth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
August 13-16, 2019. 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (SWTCCS). Idyllwild Arts Academy, CA. The 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (SWTCCS) provides an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance Tribal resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. The summit is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, Climate Science Alliance (CSA), the Pala Band of Mission Indians and The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and made possible by support and funding from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affair's (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. Pre-Applications are due March 31, 2019. For more information, visit: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Training/confr_stccs
 
August 19-22, 2019. 2019 ITEP’s Tribal Lands & Environment Forum (TLEF). Palm Springs, CA. This year’s Tribal Lands and Environment Forum will be held at the Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. This year’s TLEF will feature special trainings, field trips, and breakout sessions focused on our conference theme: A National Conversation on Tribal Land and Water Resources. For more information and to submit session proposals, go to http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_tlef
 
August 20, 2019. 9 am – 10 am Pacific. Webinar: International Effects and Complex Systems in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the tenth webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
August 21-23. Green Bay, WI. Conference: 6th Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference. This year we celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council. In addition, our partner organizations will be joining us in raising greater awareness to our Tribal Emergency Management programs, while increasing even further information sharing across the country. Click here for the registration link.
 
August 21-23, 2019. Transforming Approaches to Forests and Forestry though Traditional and Local Knowledges Conference. Principled, reciprocal relationships between researchers and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are at the heart of this conference. Through this event, we welcome knowledge holders of forestry and the environment to share their experiences in building equitable relationships within customary territories. We hope to provide a point of convergence for Indigenous, Local and Western Knowledges, to challenge power dynamics between different ways of knowing, and to model the equitable co-production and sharing of knowledge. http://tek.forestry.ubc.ca 
 
August 21-23, 2019. 6th Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference. Green Bay, WI. Please consider joining us this coming year for the largest gathering of Native American emergency managers and homeland security personnel in the Country as we travel to the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin! Please consider joining us this coming year for the largest gathering of Native American emergency managers and homeland security personnel in the Country as we travel to the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin! For more information and to register, go to http://ntemc.org/
 
August 27-29, 2019. United South and Eastern tribes Climate Resilience Summit. Verona, NY. Tribal experts and partners will come together to share knowledge and best practices in building climate change resilience within our South and Eastern Tribal Nations. Presenters and facilitators will include Tribal Nations with climate adaptation plans, local practitioners in resilience building, and partners from the Northeast and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers. Register by August 19, 2019. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/619641b0-21a4-4b7a-a45b-5dae64e02262
 
September 3, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Actions to Reduce Risk in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA, and the EPA. It is a part a weekly 11-part webinar series focused on the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This is the final webinar in in the 11-part webinar series. For more information, click here.
 
September 4-6, 2019. Washington D.C. Arctic Futures 2050. The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference will be an international conference designed to enhance collaboration between Arctic scientists from many disciplines, diverse Indigenous knowledge holders, and policy makers from all levels of government. To register click here. For more information visit https://www.searcharcticscience.org/arctic-2050/conference-2019
 
October 8-10, 2019. 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. Portland, OR. We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, and special sessions. Abstracts are due June 7, 2019. To submit an abstract, click here. The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities, and decision-makers to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change science, impacts, and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health, and resiliency planning. For more information, click here.
 
October 23-26, 2019. 2019 National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Workshop (NWSA). Bend, OR. NWSA hosts annual workshops in partnership with other wilderness stewardship organizations and land management agencies. The conferences/workshops provide a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key wilderness specialists in the federal land management agencies. The workshops are designed to have informative speakers and interactive sessions and to bring together the Wilderness Stewardship Community. Look for registration to begin in June 2019. Information on the workshop, click here.

November 18-22, 2019. 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review. Lakewood, CO. Mark your calendar for the 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review November 18–22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. This annual event is a tremendous opportunity for Indian tribes to meet, learn from other Indian tribes that are pursuing energy self-sufficiency, and share in each other's successes. The event will take place at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, CO. Registration, agenda, and details to come. To view past program review meetings, go to https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/projects/program-review

March 18-20, 2020. 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium. Bend, OR. This year’s symposium will be held at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR. Hotel, registration, and details to come. For updates, go to http://www.nwfirescience.org/
 
April 19-22, 2020. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Vancouver, BC. The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community and business leaders, policy makers, educators, and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. For more information, go to https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/