Climate Change in Noatak, Alaska; Strategies for Community Health

Tribal Adaptation Plans
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This report documents climate change impacts as described by the local people and interpreted
through the lens of public health. It is the third report in a series describing climate change
in Northwestern Alaska. The first two reports focused on the coastal whaling communities of
Point Hope and Kivalina. This is the first to look at an upriver community characterized by a
different climate, environment, and cultural practices. It was prepared by the Alaska Native
Tribal Health Consortium, Center for Climate and Health in partnership with the Maniilaq
Association, the Northwest Arctic Borough and the Noatak Traditional Council. Funding was
provided by the United States Indian Health Service.

Tribal Health, community health, climate change, disease, food security