Events

May 19-23, 2024 ATNI Mid-Year Convention. ATNI 2024 Midyear Convention. Seven Feathers Casino Resort. Canyonville, Oregon. https://www.classy.org/event/atni-2024-midyear-convention/e564304

May 20-22, 2024. 2024 Tribal Adaptation Menu - Climate Change Adaptation for Tribes and Tribal Partners Training Opportunity. Please complete this registration form by April 22, 2024, to sign up for the 2024 Climate Change Adaptation for Tribes and Tribal Partners workshop. This workshop will be held May 20th - 22nd, 2024 at Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center in Sulphur, OK. For more information and to register, click here.

May 21, 2024. 11:00 am Pacific. The Mining Impacts of the Clean Energy Economy on Tribal Communities. Renewable energies and electric vehicles are all the rage when it comes to shifting the energy economy to one based on clean renewable energy sources. While electrifying the energy and transportation sector are crucial for reducing the collective carbon footprint it does not come without consequences. The minerals and metals needed for electrification are often extracted from Indigenous and Tribal homelands, leaving communities and landscapes at risk of losing sacred lands, cultural practices and traditions and contaminating important natural resources. Join the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals for presentations followed by Q&A to explore the complexities of mining on Indigenous lands to advance the clean energy economy. https://nau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-GprzopHdUw-HX6XwPx3Gi1k6QBVF_W#/registration

May 21, 2024. 12:00 pm Pacific. Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Research Plan. The Federal register notice is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/02/23/2024-03758/marine-carbon-dioxide-removal-research-plan. Tribal Engagement Sessions will take place on three days. Please register in advance at: https://pitc.webex.com/weblink/register/r8fbb8ccbc3c9927b34bcc40942711681

May 21-23, Air Quality Outreach & Education in Tribal Communities. This entry-level professional development course is designed to prepare tribal staff to conduct a variety of education and outreach activities that will help tribal members increase awareness about environmental issues and abilities to make informed decisions that protect air quality and human health. Course participants will experience environmental education tools and curricula that can be used in either formal or informal educational settings.  The course will include project based learning with participants planning and developing outreach tools for use in their own communities. Participants will receive a Particulate Matter (PM) sensor through a long term loan for conducting air quality outreach activities. During the course, participants will make presentations to demonstrate the skills they are learning. There will be small-group work and evening homework assignments. Participants are required to complete a pre-course online module. Apply by April 3, 2024: https://forms.gle/FyxeRWEiFTNGQ42i6. If you have questions please contact Christal Black, Assistant Manager, ITEP at Christal.Black@nau.edu.

May 23, 2024. 9:00 - 10:00 am. Cascadia CoPes Hub 4th Thursday Seminar. The cascading impacts of megathrust earthquakes: Connecting ground shaking and tsunamis in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) is anomalously quiet, with a dearth of moderate-to-large magnitude seismicity in the instrumented record. However, paleoseismic evidence indicates that the CSZ ruptures in large (~M8-9) megathrust earthquakes, with the last great event occurring in 1700. Along with strong shaking that could last on the order of minutes, these earthquakes cause the seafloor to uplift, displacing the water column and generating tsunami waves that will impact the many communities that populate the Pacific Northwest coast. Without instrumental recordings of earthquake shaking or past tsunamis, we turn to simulations of these natural hazards to quantify their impacts and help communities better prepare. In this talk, CoPes Hub earthquake and tsunami researchers will outline recent work being done to develop new ground shaking and tsunami simulations of Cascadia megathrust earthquakes to better understand the time dependent impacts of these cascading hazards. The preliminary tsunami simulations highlight the variation of possible tsunamis that arise from these new ground motions and the existence of localized hotspots of tsunami energy focusing along the Pacific Northwest coast. https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99379972399?pwd=S2dRWFUwSk9yYkZ0OEdEaXJOVjVCZz09 

May 28, 2024. 10:00 am Pacific. 6th US National Climate Assessment: Learning from Indigenous NCA Authors & Future Involvement Opportunities. The Sixth National Climate Assessment is underway. In this webinar, hear from Indigenous scholars who have contributed to past assessments, learn more, and get your questions answered about the current public call for author nominations and feedback. Featured Guest Speakers include Dr. Kyle Whyte, University of Michigan, Ann Marie Chischilly, Office of Native American Initiatives at Northern Arizona University, Melissa Watkinson-Schutten, Locus Innovations & Rising Voices, Nikki Cooley, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Allyza Lustig, US Global Change Research Program. https://nau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctd-isqDIqGtRRHRL_ciAlbgzNXSnlQoQm#/registration 

May 29, 2024. 11:00 am Pacific. Tribal Research Partnerships: Indigenous Agroforestry, Food Security and Sovereignty. The next installation of the Transdisciplinary Approaches Webinar Series is coming up in March. You can view recordings of our last webinars here. Join us for a webinar series highlighting opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary approaches within Tribal agroforestry and food security research. The panel will include a diversity of Tribal, Academic, Non-Governmental Organization, and US Department of Agriculture transdisciplinary research approaches, how and in what ways this research is serving tribal communities, and overcoming challenges. Panelists will share information about what processes fosters success among research partnership teams, and highlights the role of partners in large-scale projects. Moderated by Frank K. Lake, USDA Forest Service. Registration Link: https://www.nal.usda.gov/events/transdisciplinary-approaches-webinar-may2024

May 29, 2024. 11:00 am Pacific. National Forest Foundation 2024 Collaborative Capacity Program.  The National Forest Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2024 funding round of the Collaborative Capacity Program for Forests & Communities (CCP). More information is available in the Request for Proposals. The NFF will hold a webinar for Tribal applicants on May 29, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific. Register here.

June 5, 2024. 8:30 - 4:30 Pacific. Social Media Engagement Strategies. Blue Lake Rancheria is hosting free FEMA certified training sessions on how you can improve your social media presence so that you are the trusted resource when the need arises. The content is built around emergency management, but the learning objectives are applicable to all disciplines that want to be their community’s go-to for information.  https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3676/ 

June 6, 2024. 8:30 - 4:30 Pacific. Social Media Tools and Techniques. Blue Lake Rancheria is hosting free FEMA certified training sessions on how you can improve your social media presence so that you are the trusted resource when the need arises. The content is built around emergency management, but the learning objectives are applicable to all disciplines that want to be their community’s go-to for information. https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3677/ 

June 6, 2024. 7:00 am Pacific AND 10:00 am Pacific. Earth Observations for Humanitarian Applications. Refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and other displaced populations are made more vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their socio-political marginalization. This three-part training presents concrete strategies for mapping localized climate conditions with risks faced by refugee and IDP communities around the world. The training will focus on flood risk assessments and specific challenges for assessing flood risk in refugee and IDP camps; gauging long-term heat stress in refugee camps and the challenges with decision making surrounding heat risk; and monitoring drought effects on agricultural landscapes in refugee settings using Earth observations (EO) to explore the correlations between anomalies in crop productivity and weather-based factors. To Register: https://go.nasa.gov/3Uw3NHG 

June 13, 2024. 7:00 am Pacific AND 10:00 am Pacific. Earth Observations for Humanitarian Applications. Refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and other displaced populations are made more vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their socio-political marginalization. This three-part training presents concrete strategies for mapping localized climate conditions with risks faced by refugee and IDP communities around the world. The training will focus on flood risk assessments and specific challenges for assessing flood risk in refugee and IDP camps; gauging long-term heat stress in refugee camps and the challenges with decision making surrounding heat risk; and monitoring drought effects on agricultural landscapes in refugee settings using Earth observations (EO) to explore the correlations between anomalies in crop productivity and weather-based factors. To Register: https://go.nasa.gov/3Uw3NHG 

June 20, 2024. 7:00 am Pacific AND 10:00 am Pacific. Earth Observations for Humanitarian Applications. Refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and other displaced populations are made more vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their socio-political marginalization. This three-part training presents concrete strategies for mapping localized climate conditions with risks faced by refugee and IDP communities around the world. The training will focus on flood risk assessments and specific challenges for assessing flood risk in refugee and IDP camps; gauging long-term heat stress in refugee camps and the challenges with decision making surrounding heat risk; and monitoring drought effects on agricultural landscapes in refugee settings using Earth observations (EO) to explore the correlations between anomalies in crop productivity and weather-based factors. To Register: https://go.nasa.gov/3Uw3NHG 

July 9, 2024. 11:00 am Pacific. Investing in Affordable Housing on Tribal Lands. Like most other communities in the U.S., Native communities are facing an affordable housing crisis and must also find creative approaches for navigating complex land-use agreements, which can make affordable housing development difficult. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, panelists will explore how tribal communities are investing in affordable housing solutions that meet their residents’ unique needs. Adam Rose, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Growth, Travois New Markets, LLC. https://www.cdfa.net/e/TribalFinance 

July 14 - 17, 2024. 49th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. Broomfield, CO. Deadline to submit individual contributions and full panel ideas: January 12, 2023. This year’s theme is The Stories We Tell: Creative Strategies for Understanding and Communicating Disaster Risk. Learn more here

July 17-18, 2024. Northwest Tribal Environmental Public Health Gathering. The Environmental Public Health team is happy to announce the 2024 Northwest Tribal Environmental Health Pre-Trainings and Gathering, which will be held at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. The gathering will take place on July 17th and 18th, after the pre-trainings. We encourage tribal staff who work in environmental health to attend. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T57VQV2

September 9-12, 2024. National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference. Anchorage, Alaska. nau.edu/nticc2024

August 11-16, 2024. Changing Currents Water Summit. Changing Current Water summits are inter-tribal convenings designed to bring together staff and leadership from Northwest Tribes and Native communities to foster dialogue & collaboration around common water interests and work toward a shared agenda. https://www.changingcurrents.net/ 

September 30- October 4, 2024. Shifting Seasons Summit #4: Implementation of Climate Resilience.  Menominee Resort and Casino, Keshena, WI. More details coming soon: https://www.icrn.us/. 

October 15, 2024. 11:00 am Pacific. Layering the Capital Stack in Indian Country The capital stack represents the various sources of funding that provide needed financing or grant capital for a project. Through public and private investment, Indian Country can take advantage of innovative financing options that successfully get projects to the finish line. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, speakers will discuss how tribal governments and their partner organizations are finding new and interesting ways to layer capital for tribal projects.https://www.cdfa.net/e/TribalFinance