Events

July 15, 2021. 12:00 pm Pacific. FY22 NIDIS Coping with Drought: Tribal Drought Resilience Informational Webinar. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is hosting a research competition, Coping with Drought: Building Tribal Drought Resilience. Applications should be developed by or in full partnership with tribal nations to fund the implementation of actions—together with research on those actions—to build drought resilience contained in existing plans and strategies. Plans may include, but are not limited to drought contingency plans; drought, water, or natural resource plans; agricultural resource management plans; or climate adaptation plans. This competition lead will be holding an informational webinar on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the background of the programs and expectations for this competition, as well as to address questions related to the development and submission of letters of intent and proposals. For more information, please contact Britt Parker (britt.parker@noaa.gov). To register for the webinar, click here: https://www.drought.gov/events/fy22-nidis-coping-drought-tribal-drought-resilience-informational-webinar  

July 15, 2021. 11:30 am Pacific. Advancing Environmental Justice Through Climate Action. Watch live at http://climatecrisis.house.gov.  The hearing will review opportunities to advance environmental justice through climate action, including targeting infrastructure investments to environmental justice communities, understanding the impact of extreme heat on low-income workers and students, and supporting tribal investments in clean energy and climate resilience. Witnesses include Catherine Flowers, Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ), R. Jisung Park, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager of Tribes & Climate Change Program and Interim Assistant Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), Northern Arizona University and Derrick Hollie, Founder and President, Reaching America.

July 15, 2021. 11:00 - 12:00 Pacific. Let's Talk Climate: Together a Safer and Healthier Tomorrow. This Climate for Health episode of Let's Talk Climate will be co-hosted with the National Environmental Health Association. NEHA leadership will join from the annual NEHA conference to discuss local environmental health engagement on climate solutions and multi-solving for COVID-19, climate, systemic racism, and economic inequities to create a healthy and safe future. To register, visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-from-nehas-aec-together-a-safer-and-healthier-tomorrow-registration-157980386589

July 16, 2021. 10:30 am Pacific. Webinar: Climate-Smart Solutions from Rural America and Native Nations. The Aspen Institute will host their next Rural Opportunity and Development Session entitled, Pathfinders: Climate-Smart Solutions from Rural America and Native Nations. The impacts of climate change are worsening the already disproportionate burdens placed on rural people and Native Nations. In the face of these simultaneous global and hyper-local challenges, rural America and Native nations are essential partners in developing climate-smart solutions – and a source for innovative environmental justice initiatives that provide inspiration and useful ideas for the entire country. Registration Link: https://aspeninst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ODdNQxWITGa8Lff62wgWAA. To learn about the event, read speaker’s bios, and more, please visit: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/roadsclimate/   

July 17, 2021. 6:00 am Pacific. 1st Meeting of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Food Sovereignty. The need to establish this independent Forum was agreed at the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Consultation for the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) on May 29-30. The focus of this Forum will be information-sharing and discussion of strategies to strengthen the independent participation of Indigenous Peoples in UN bodies addressing various aspects of our Food Sovereignty and Right to Food. Participants in the Consultation agreed that Saul Vicente Vasquez (Zapoteca/Latin America), Janene Yazzie (Dine/North America) and Anders Oskal (Sami/Arctic) would serve as the initial co-coordinators to organize this first meeting. This meeting is open to all Indigenous Peoples, with a special invitation to Indigenous food producers and knowledge holders, youth and elders. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6R1k4iuMRkOiNoyD9Io-dA?timezone_id=America%2FLos_Angeles

July 20, 2021. 10:00 am Pacific. California Tribal Energy and Climate Exchange (TECX) – Register for Kickoff Meeting on July 20, 2021Join us for the first California Tribal Energy and Climate Exchange (TECX) meeting hosted by the California Tribal Gap Analysis (CTGA) project team. With so many opportunities currently available and on the horizon, regular TECX meetings are being launched to exchange knowledge, resources, input, and opportunities to help California Tribes pursue their energy and climate goals. California Tribes and those who work with CA Tribes on energy and climate goals are welcome to participate in these interactive meetings. Register today for the kickoff TECX meeting that will be held on July 20, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdumhpzMjEtPfTLuh-BnJovmjHZHAkbs-

July 22-29, 2021. Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. The 2021 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-24 (including recently graduated high school seniors). This year's Summit will build on previous Summits but will be more intensive. The 2021 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. These four subject matter areas are: 1) Agricultural Business and Finance; 2) Land Stewardship and Conservation; 3) Agricultural Law and Policy; and 4) Nutrition and Health. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGrjygMqJaQimN9KXf4usl3lhh7BqTBBaqTZISoOMA2V7Gkg/viewform

July 23, 2021. 9:00 am Pacific. Guidelines for the Use of Traditional Knowledges. The ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section will be hosting a webinar series to facilitate a virtual space to welcome and hear from Indigenous voices who work to help sustain and nurture TEK within their communities. The speakers will share tools, processes and practices they have learned through activities that work for them in their journey to utilize TEK. In these times of uncertainty, the TEK Section recognizes the importance of sharing Indigenous knowledge with our ESA community so that valuable lessons of reclaiming Indigenous languages, culture and traditions can be shared in a way to create better understanding of TEK. It’s an opportunity for Indigenous thought leaders to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences with the ESA community to reflect on questions arising within the western scientific community of how we build an emerging space that honors and respects both Ways of Knowing. Join this presentation from NAU's Anne Marie Chischilly. https://esa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBetiP0VTwaqIBaviIAKoA 

July 28, 2021. 9:00 am. Pacific. 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Microgrids for Resilient Electricity Systems. Electric Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges. As electric vehicles become a mainstream form of transportation, communities will need to develop new infrastructure to support this major shift in how we fuel our cars and trucks. In this webinar we will look at the opportunities and challenges that come with the transition to electric vehicles, as well as ways that communities can support and accelerate this change. To register, visit, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2305883005658386701

July 28, 2021. 9:00 am. Pacific. Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network. The Network meeting will be with speaker Omar Gates from the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA). He is a Climatologist and GLISA's Tribal Liaison who helps integrate climate science with Indigenous Knowledges for the adaptation practices of Great Lakes Tribes and Tribal organizations. Omar will be presenting on a new tool called the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Viewer which provides historical and projected climate information for several states in the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Carolinas. From this presentation, GLISA is looking for feedback for this new tool from potential practitioners in the regions and is inviting everyone in the NICRN to participate.For questions, email shiftingseasons@menominee.edu or saraasmith@menominee.edu. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99277410719?pwd=aW5TQllidzREM0ZocHVnNTY0a3F3QT09.   

August 1-5, 2021 (in-person pending). 2021 Women and Water Coming Together Symposium. The  5th Annual Women And Water Coming Together Symposium: Reawakening The Ancient Pathways To Life. Wnd, Fire, Earth, Water Days. More information here: https://www.spiritofthewater.org/  

August 9-13, 2021. ITEP’s Virtual CC 101 Course. Introduction to Climate Change Planning for Tribes Western Regions. This course is being planned by ITEP, ATNI, and NW CASC, more info coming soon. https://twitter.com/ITEP_CC/status/1387848622163718145.

August 16, 2021. Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. A Virtual Gathering! Registration is free, and we will be meeting virtually the week of August 16. You can go directly to this year's site and register at: https://tlef2021.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home. You can also visit ITEP's website to view plenaries, sessions, the cultural event, and more from the 2020 TLEF at http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_tlef. This page also has a link to the registration page, and a schedule of events.

August 10 & 17, 2021. Culturally Relevant Education in Environmental Data Science (CREEDS) Workshop. Applications now open, due June 4. Join us to explore what it means to approach education around data science principles and skills from a culturally responsive perspective. We will be holding a workshop where interdisciplinary teams will discuss existing and new approaches for developing culturally responsive data science curricula in the environmental sciences. This event, which aims to help make environmental data science more inclusive and accessible, is funded in part by a grant from Code for Science & Society, made possible by grant number GBMF8449 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/edsin/creeds

August 25, 2021. 9:00 am. Pacific. 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Solar Development Policy Initiative. Hosting by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association (MTERA) have embarked on a 3-year initiative to address regulatory challenges to tribal solar deployment. The goal of this initiative is to articulate key barriers to tribal solar and solar-plus-storage adoption at all scales and to ready stakeholders to implement options to address these challenges. This webinar will share some early findings from the initiative and explain how others can get involved. to register, visit, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9104340421569768717

September 29, 2021. 9:00 am. 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Building Electrification: Why and How.  Hosting by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. The goal of building electrification is to utilize electricity rather than fossil fuels for building heating and cooking applications. Doing so can improve indoor air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will explore this trending topic on the path to a clean energy future. To register, visit, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4144426975997552397

September 29 - October 1, 2021. 9th Annual Rising Voices Workshop. Centering justice in the convergence of sciences, communities, and actions. http://risingvoices.ucar.edu

December 8, 2021. 9:00 am. Pacific. 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Utility-Scale Solar Development on Tribal Lands. Hosting by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2021 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can improve community resilience, foster economic development, and support environmental stewardship. Developing utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects can be a lengthy and complex process—and to date, only a few utility-scale projects have been built on tribal lands. This webinar will explore what goes into utility-scale solar development, including lessons learned from tribes who have successfully completed these larger-scale projects. To register, visit, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1991316027486954765

January 19-21, 2022. Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit. The Climate Science Alliance, in partnership with the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is excited to announce the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit. This event will be a three-day gathering, with engaging discussions and activities centered around the kinship with fire and its role in community, conservation, and climate change adaptation. https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/2022-tribal-summit