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  

 

January 15, 2019. 12 pm- 1pm. Climate Conversations; Mainstreaming Climate Action: The good, the Bad, the Ugly. Join us for a series of lunchtime discussions with adaptation practitioners as we explore ways to address the environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. Space is limited to 30 participants; RSVP is required. Please contact angela@cascadiaconsulting.com or (206) 449-1159 to RSVP or to learn about the Webinar option.

 

January 15, 2019. 5:00 pm Pacific. Webinar: Health and Climate Solutions Call for Proposals Overview. Registration is required to participate.  Below are the links to the registration site for each date.  A recording of the webinars will also be available on the RWJF site afterwards.  Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_8JJzerjeTBa4rgjzVtI0EQ

 

January 17, 2019. The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI): Native Food Safety Training. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Idaho. The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) would like to invite you to an upcoming Native Food Safety Training. IFAI has travel funding for gas and rooms. We will also provide breakfast and lunch on January 17th. Although this training is targeting producers, we encourage individuals and tribes engaged in agriculture or interested in future growing to attend. In addition, we extend a special invitation for tribal members concerned with food safety related to the protection and confidentiality of traditional foods and associated practices. If you are interested in attending contact our Food Safety Coordinator:

Sandy Martini at Smartini@uark.edu or visit www.nativefoodsafety.org.

 

January 22, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Wildfires and Inland Mountain Forests: Is Nonforest Vital to Forest Resilience? Presenter: Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist with the USDA-FS, PNW Research Station. This presentation introduces a new line of research in our laboratory; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently surprised by the amount of nonforest (grasslands-shrublands-sparse woodlands-bare ground) we encountered in reconstructions of early 20th century forest landscapes. Now, we take a closer look at the provincial abundance and distribution of nonforest and its potential relevance. To register, click here. Note: Due to the federal government shutdown, there is a possibility that this webinar may get postponed.

 

January 23-24, 2019. Culturally Relevant Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Tribes and Tribal Partners. Cloquet, MN. Traditional and indigenous knowledges and perspectives have not often been recognized in climate adaptation planning efforts focused on natural and cultural resources. This training will use the new Tribal Adaptation Menu along with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Adaptation Workbook to integrate tribal and traditional values with climate adaptation planning processes. Feedback and discussing on the menu will be welcomed and encouraged. For more information and to register click here

 

January 24, 2019. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Built Environment – Resilient Water Features. Climate change is expected to produce heavier rainfalls and more intense storms that can contaminate lakes and estuaries, while rising seas drive stronger currents that combine to erode shorelines. Resilient communities will need to be able to live with more water in motion. This session uses water resources planning and adaptation to better prepare for the next emergency, and to sustainably manage flooding and sea level rise. It covers a range of climate adaptation from coastal adaptation with living shoreline, and municipal resiliency for inland flooding as it relates to green infrastructure. For more information and to register, click here.
 

January 24-25, 2019. 2019 Tribal Border Summit. Tucson, AZ. The Summit is intended to provide an opportunity for leaders of Indigenous Nations and tribes located on or near the international boundaries of Canada, Mexico, and Russia to discuss border crossing related issues and efforts to facilitate the mobility of indigenous people, all while securing tribal lands and the United States. The Summit will develop a Border Tribes proposal to facilitate indigenous border crossing into traditional territories. For more information and to register, contact Marisela C. Nuñez at Marisela.C.Nunez@PascuaYaqui-nsn.gov (520) 879-6231 or Shanti Gomez at Shanti.Gomez@PascuaYaqui-nsn.gov (520) 484-4186.
 

January 28, 2019. 9:30 am- 10:45 am. Part 3: Why Conduct a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment? This free webinar is being hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program and is an installment of the Topics in Climate Change webinar series. For more information, click here.

January 28-31, 2019. ATNI Winter Convention 2019. Portland, OR. 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. This year’s winter convention will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. To register for the event, click here.
 

January 31- February 3, 2019. Geoscience Alliance IV: Carrying Forward Ancestral Geoscience Knowledge to Work Through Today’s Challenges. Phoenix, AZ. The goals of the Geoscience Alliance are to 1) create new collaborations in support of geoscience education for Native American students, 2) establish a new research agenda aimed at closing gaps in our knowledge on barriers and best practices related to Native American participation in the geosciences, 3) increase participation by Native Americans in setting the national research agenda on issues in the geosciences, and particularly those that impact Native lands, 4) provide a forum to communicate educational opportunities for Native American students in the geosciences, and 5) to understand and respect indigenous traditional knowledge. Contact: Diana Dalbotten, diana@umn.edu for more information. For registration and travel scholarship application, go to https://geosciencealliance.wordpress.com/travel-and-logistics/

 

February 11-15, 2019. Alaska Forum on the Environment. Anchorage, AK. The AFE is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, community elders and biologists. For more information or to register: http://www.akforum.org

 

February 26-28, 2019. 2019 Tribal Exchange Network Conference. Pala, California. The

Tribal Exchange Network Conference provides tribal professionals, and those working with tribes, an opportunity to meet and learn about current initiatives, funding, and technical topics related to the Exchange Network. Come and share your experiences or to learn from and network with other tribal professionals! For more information about this event, click here.

March 6-8, 2019. 2019 Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit. Portland, OR. The summit will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. For more information and to view the 2018 Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit Report, go to http://region10rtoc.net/tribal-leaders-summit/
 
March 12-14, 2019. Pendleton Convention Center. Health Soils, Healthy Region Workshop. This workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. Register by January 30, 2019 for the early bird $90 rate. For more information and to register, go to http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/
 
April 2-4, 2019. NSF Includes Conference: Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO. Growth in large ecological datasets and large environmental synthesis projects has resulted in the need for a diverse workforce with technical data science skills. A variety of organizations support underrepresented groups entering the data science field through training, mentoring, and networking opportunities. However, many of these initiatives have been developed in isolation, limiting opportunities for an exchange of ideas and lessons learned. We are hosting a conference to facilitate development of the Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) to strengthen initiatives across existing alliances and organizations to recruit and retain individuals from underrepresented groups in data science careers. To apply, click here.
 

April 23, 2019. Madison, WI. National Adaptation Forum. The 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
 
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 to http://www.livingbreathsymposium.org/
 
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 15-17, 2019. Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences 7th Annual 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.
 

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. Symposium participants produce workshop summaries, which are submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior and other federal agencies for followup.  This procedure gives the Intertribal Timber Council and the BIA a foundation to analyze the progress occurring to resolve the issues being confronted. Registration is not yet open. For more information on past and future symposiums, go to http://www.itcnet.org/get_involved/annual_symposium.html
 
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 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. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 4, 2019. Early registration opens January 18, 2019. For more information, go to https://afta2019.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/