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  

 

April 18, 2019. Enhancing Relationships between Tribal and State Governments: A Climate and Health Learning Community Event. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: Enhancing Relationships between Tribal and State Governments. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration between Tribes and states is critical, especially during an environmental health crisis, which oftentimes forces different entities to work together towards a common goal. Having a positive existing relationship and effective communication channels is vital to a successful response. During this webinar, participants will hear from both Tribal and state health department representatives that are taking a proactive approach to collaboration by convening in-person Tribal environmental health summits. These summits have offered Tribal elders, members, and health department staff an opportunity to meet, exchange resources and build trust with counterparts at state health departments. To Register click here.

 

April 18, 2019. CDC’s Climate and Health Program: Public Outreach and Dissemination. This webinar will instruct health officials how to package information and work with the news media to disseminate climate and health messages. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iLlS8Ss_RX2dBXSuEoSUkg

 

April 22, 2019. 11 am-12 pm Pacific. Webinar: PNW DEWS April 2019 Drought and Climate Outlook. 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). https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3134881770340698115

 

April 23, 2019. 8 am- 4 pm. Reno, NV. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency Flood Workshop. Interested in a flood management project? Federal and State agencies have programs and funding opportunities available to Tribal Nations in need of flood assistance at little to no cost. Workshops will include presentations and panels by tribal members and government agencies. This workshop will be held at the Reno-Sparks Health Center. If you are interested in serving on a tribal panel, email patricia.s.fontanet@usace.army.mil or call 916-557-7485.

 

April 23, 2019. 9:00 am (PT). Webinar: Indigenous Practices Contribute to Carbon Management and Climate Adaptation. UCAR and NOAA present seminar 9 in a series on carbon management. For more information Register here.

 

April 23-25, 2019. Madison, WI. National Adaptation ForumThe Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/registration

 

April 24, 2019. Northwest Fire Science Consortium: PNW Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment. Webinar 10 AM (PT). This webinar will focus on the development and use of all public lands in the Pacific Northwest Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment. The presentation will cover agency policy and direction, what is risk, what data and procedures were used to conduct the assessment, products, lessons learned, and applications to federal, state, county, and local entities. Click here to register.

 

April 24, 2019. Doe Office of Indian Energy: Tribal Energy Industry. 10 AM (PT). Webinar. Energy development is a powerful tool to help bring economic growth, jobs, and independence to tribal communities. As such, there is significant interest in pursuing energy development in Indian Country- but difficulty understanding energy jargon or energy concepts can be a barrier to getting started. This webinar will provide an introduction to energy and familiarize attendees with important concepts and terminology. Attendees will also learn about publicly available resources that can help build their energy knowledge base. Click here to register.

 

April 25, 2019. 8 am- 4 pm. Elko, NV. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency Flood Workshop. Interested in a flood management project? Federal and State agencies have programs and funding opportunities available to Tribal Nations in need of flood assistance at little to no cost. Join us in Reno or Elko to discuss collaboration opportunities. Workshops will include presentations and panels by tribal members and government agencies. This workshop will be held at the Great Basin College in Elko, NV. If you are interested in serving on a tribal panel, email patricia.s.fontanet@usace.army.mil or call 916-557-7485.

 

April 25, 2019. 9 am- 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Climate change vulnerabilities in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mount Hood National Forest and Willamette National Forest Adaptation Partnership Area. Presentations will provide brief results from a Forest Service-led climate change vulnerability assessment for hydrology, water use, and infrastructure; fish; vegetation and disturbance; wildlife; recreation; and ecosystem services. The webinar will provide a sneak peak of information that will be presented at the May 15-16 workshop in Salem. For more information on the Adaptation Partnership, click here. To join the webinar:

 

April 27-28, 2019. Promise to Protect Training Tour. Seattle, WA. The Promise to Protect Training Tour will prepare thousands of activists in 9 cities across the country and 4 reservations to stand with Indigenous peoples, farmers and ranchers against this pipeline and fossil fuel projects across the country. This Tour will bring Lakota trainers and other Native leaders together with local organizers and allies in the fight for climate justice, preparing thousands of activists to be, on a Native framework, “good relatives” and stand together against this project. To apply, click here.

May 2, 2019. 1:00 – 3:30 pm Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Regional Focus of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Please join a webinar hosted by the Office of Sustainability and Climate, Northwest Climate Hub, Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Pacific Northwest Region to learn about key findings from the forests and Pacific Northwest chapters of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. The webinar will discuss findings in the context of other sub-regional and regional climate change assessments, and potential local applications of climate change information in natural resource planning and management. Connection Information

Webinar Link: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/susops, Audio Conference Line: 1-877-369-5243; Access Code: 0225565##, Questions? Contact Aurora Cutler, aurora.cutler@usda.gov, Jessica Halofsky, jessica.halofsky@usda.gov, or Gabrielle Roesch McNally, groeschmcnally@fs.fed.us

 

May 3-4, 2019. Seattle, WA. Living Breath of Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held at the University of Washington. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Food as Family Medicine”. Living Breath is a volunteer-led consortium and may be able to provide modest travel funds and student scholarships. For more information, go tohttp://www.livingbreathsymposium.org/
 
May 6-9, 2019. 20th Tribal Forum on Air Quality. Temecula, CA. The NTF provides environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, technical and other relevant topics in air quality & climate change. There will be optional training sessions on Monday 5/6/2019. Online Registration opens in February. There is also scholarship support for tribal attendees and sponsorship opportunities available. To check for updates, go to:  
http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_ntf

 

May 6-9, 2019. Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes. 2019 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality Celebration 20 on May 6th in Temecula, California. Hosted by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians in Temecula, California, the NTF provides Tribal environmental professionals, EPA representatives, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, and technical topics in air quality. The NTF is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the National Tribal Air Association, and made possible by funding from US EPA and our generous sponsors. To register for the conference visit, https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/forms/ntfReg

 

May 7th or 8th, 2019. 9 am- 5pm. Corning, CA. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency Flood Preparedness & Emergency Response Workshop. Interested in a flood management project? Federal and State agencies have programs and funding opportunities available to Tribal Nations in need of flood assistance, at little to no cost. Join us on either May 7th or May 8th at the Rolling Hills Casino to discuss collaboration opportunities. Workshop will include presentations by tribal members and government agencies. Both days will have the same agenda. Contact us to confirm: Patricia Fontanet at patricia.s.fontanet@usace.army.mil or at 916-557-7485

 

May 8-11, 2019. Vancouver, B.C. The 42nd Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology. The 2019 SoE annual conference will be held in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people, on the University of British Columbia campus. For more information and to register, go to https://ethnobiology.org/conference/upcoming

 

May 13-15, 2019. Summit: 10th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit. Albuquerque, NM. This year’s Summit will feature dynamic national speakers, interactive workshops and roundtable discussions, a welcome reception, the annual Special Diabetes Program for Indians poster session, a morning fitness event, culture night, as well as the presentation of the 2019 Native Public Health Innovation awards! Summit Tracks include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Public Health Policy, Infrastructure and Systems; Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health; Environmental Health and Climate Change; and Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Issues in Public Health. For more information and to register, go to https://web.cvent.com/event/11bb90a9-a689-4fa6-83e3-b525561587f8/summary

May 15-17, 2019. Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences 7thAnnual Workshop, Boulder, CO. The 7th Annual Workshop will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Rising Voices facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability, and climate change. It has developed into a vibrant and productive cross-cultural network of Indigenous and Western scientific professionals, tribal and community leaders, environmental and communication experts, students, educators, and artists from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Islands, and around the world. For more information, please visit the website https://risingvoices.ucar.edu.

 

May 22-23, 2019. 3rd Annual Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference, Santa Fe, NM. At the 3rd Annual Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference, you will have an opportunity to hear subject matter experts from around the country speak to you on these very topics. Over the course of two days, we will be discussing matters such as the measles outbreak in WA, the wildfire response on the west coast, and the impact of federal Indian law and tribal law on health outcomes. The NM state climatologist will also present on the Southwest's climate outlook. For more information visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/261136634773113/

 

May 20-24, 2019. 37th Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) National Conference. Chandler, AZ. The 2019 NAFWS National Conference is sponsored by the NAFWS Southwest Region and will be hosted by the Gila River Indian Community. This conference will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, AZ. We invite presenters, keynote speakers, volunteers, sponsors, co-sponsors, trade show exhibitors (corporate, government, tribal natural resource programs, NGOs, and tribal businesses). For more information and to register, go to https://nafws.org/events/national-conference

 

May 20-24, 2019. ATNI Mid Year Convention, WA. Hosted by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Northern Quest Resort and Casino. ATNI conventions are where members convene for discussion, presentation and the work of the committees in regard to policy, legislation, and the future of Indian Country in the Northwest. Register by May 6th, https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg5buj...

 

May 30, 2019. CDC’s Climate and Health Program: Creative Material Development. Join CDC’s Climate and Health Program for a webinar on Creative Material Development on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Led by Karen Ong, Creative Director for Marketing for Change, this webinar will show how visual and content cues can be used to convey key messages quickly in a cluttered media environment. This webinar will be recorded. For registration go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WHUlyD1OQFG2rdE-LZ8avw

 

June 4-6, 2019. Las Cruces, NM. Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of tribes that have completed an adaptation plan or vulnerability assessment. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation and resilience planning. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts and planning in a specific region, we especially encourage people from that region to attend. Deadline to apply, April 26, 2019. http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Training/Trainings_ccAdptPlng

 

June 10-13, 2019. 43rd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium. Hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hollywood, FL. The symposium is designed to facilitate communication from the perspective of tribes, the BIA, private industry, legislative bodies, and academia on issues and concerns of current forestry management practices. For more information on past and future symposiums, go tohttp://www.itcnet.org/get_involved/annual_symposium.html
 
June 16-21, 2019. Tribal Climate Camp. 
Flathead Lake Biological Station, Polson MT. Host Tribe: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit an enquiry form by March 1, 2019 online at http://atnitribes.org/climatechange/tribal-climate-camp/.

 

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. Early bird registration ends March 15, 2019. 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? Join CDC’s Climate and Health Program for a webinar on Ally Acquisition on Thursday, June 20, 2019. 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 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/

 

July 18, 2019. 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 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.

 

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 Tribal Lands & Environment Forum. 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. Registration will open in February. For more information, go to
http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_tlef

 

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/

 

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/

 

September 4-6, 2019. Washington D.C. Arctic Futures 2050. Travel award application Deadline: May 1, 2019. Travel Awards Announced – We are pleased to announce travel award opportunities for early-career researchers and Indigenous knowledge holders! Applications are due 1 May 2019. For more information on the travel award click here. 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