Literature

Tribal leaders, scholars and others working with tribes on climate change issues are increasingly engaged in bringing tribal voices to academic literature, agency climate reports, and other publications to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities in the United States, and the measures tribes across the country are taking to address climate change. Abstracts and materials provided by the publications are included in the descriptions.

Publication Yearsort descending Category Geography Website
Finn, Symma, et al. “The Value of Traditional Ecological Knowledge for the Environmental Health Sciences and Biomedical Research.” Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 125, no. 8, Aug. 2017, doi:10.1289/ehp858. 2017 TEK, preservation, oral tradition, culture, tradition, language Link
Court Refuses to hear culvert case appeal. May 19, 2017. Northwest Treaty Tribes. 2017 salmon, habitat, restoration, impediments, culvert, block, restoration, legislation, planning, policy, state government Washington state Link
Alexandra Paige Fischer & Tim G. Frazier (2018) Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in Temperate Forest Areas: New Measures of Exposure, Sensitivity, and Adaptive Capacity, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108:3, 658-678, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2017.1387046 2017 climate change impacts, forest and plant health, community health, social vulnerability, adaptation, climate modeling Pacific Northwest Link
Clayton, S., Manning, C. M., Krygsman, K., & Speiser, M. (2017). Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, and ecoAmerica. 2017 climate change, adaptation, mitigation, human health, community, climate science, recommendations, planning, policy National Link
Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation. NOAA. 2016. 2017 conservation, climate change, coastal, riparian, wetlands, estuary, marine health, flood, planning, assessment National, International Link
Subbaraman, N. 2017. The Trump Administration’s Climate Denial Could Be Catastrophic For Tribes. Buzzfeed. 2017 climate change, trump administration, climate denial, stall, funding, support, policy, planning, federal support, vulnerability, at-risk communities, traditional foods, subsistence, economy Alaska, Gulf Coast, Washington, Canada, Oregon, California, Mexico, Texas, Northwest Coast, Pacific Link
Leigh Brown, Patricia. 2017. Traditions Revived at a Tribal Culture Camp. The New York Times 2017 PNW, culture Pacific Northwest, California Link
Emanuel, Ryan E. 2017. Flawed environmental justice analyses. 2017 tribes, climate change, pipeline, pollution, emissions, fossil fuels, environmental racism, social justice, human rights United States, National Link
Melvin, A.M., Murray, J., Boehlert, B. et al. Climatic Change (2017) 141: 783. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-1923-2 2017 climate change, wildfire, adaptation, mitigation, water quality, biodiversity, expense, cost, alaska Alaska, United States Link
Mcdermott, Amy. 2017. Growing change: Homegrown food is one safety net in a less stable world for Native Americans. SALON. 2017 food security, subsistence, climate change, diabetes, human health, food-borne illness, sustainability, commodities, garden, California, Smith River, Tolowa, West Coast, United States, Global, International, the Americas Link
Harrington, Samantha. 2017. A Native American tribe is helping a forest adapt to climate change. Yale Climate Connections 2017 adaptation, forests, climate change Wisconsin, Upper Midwest Link
Gilles, Nathan. 2017. Adaptation Partners. The Climate CIRCulator. 2017 partnership, inter agency collaboration, multiple jurisdiction, climate change, adaptation, Pacific Northwest, Washignton State Link
Harbarger, M. 2017. Bipartisan U.S. Senate committee supports safety bill for Columbia River tribal sites. The Oregonian. 2017 safety, hazard, legislation, policy, tribal welfare, community health, wellness, fisheries, salmon, wildfire, Oregon, Washington Link
Mateo-Vega, J., Potvin, C., Monteza, J., Bacorizo, J., Barrigón, J., Barrigón, R., López, N., Omi, L., Opua, M., Serrano, J., Cushman, K. C., & Meyer, C. (2017). Full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in forest monitoring for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): trial in Panama’s Darién. Ecosphere, 8(2). doi:10.1002/ecs2.1635 2017 A recent study found that well-trained Indigenous technicians are just as effective at collecting the necessary data to monitor forest carbon emission viability. South America Link
L. (2017). Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awards foundation awards $20 million in environmental grants. 2017 wildlife and landscape conservation, marine life and ocean conservation, indigenous rights National Link
Laidre KL, Northey AD and Ugarte F (2018) Traditional Knowledge About Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in East Greenland: Changes in the Catch and Climate Over Two Decades. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:135. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00135 2018 Traditional Ecological Knowledge, climate change, biology, environment, polar bears, traditional food Greenland Link
2018 world hunger, malnutrition, obesity, climate variability, climate change, agriculture International Link
Southern Methodist University, and UA Communications. “Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on Prairie Fires.” UA News, 24 July 2018, uanews.arizona.edu/story/native-bison-hunters-amplified-climate-impacts-prairie-fires. 2018 prescribed burns, fire management Prairie Link
Littell, J. S., McKenzie, D., Wan, H. Y., & Cushman, S. A. (2018). Climate Change and Future Wildfire in the Western United States: An Ecological Approach to Nonstationarity. Earth's Future, 6(8). doi:https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EF000878 2018 wildfire, climate change, climate projections, wildfire preparedness Western United States Link
Laursen, S., Puniwai, N., Genz, A.S. et al. Environmental Management (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-018-1069-7 2018 Adaptation, climate change, collaboration, knowledge coproduction Hawaii Link
Tegel, S. (2018, September 17). A Native Answer to Climate Change. U.S. News. Retrieved September 18, 2018, from https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2018-09-17/indigenous-peoples-property-rights-may-help-slow-climate-change 2018 indigenous rights, human rights, land management, climate change, Co2 emissions, illegal logging, deforestation South America Link
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2018). Preparedness and safety messaging for hurricanes, flooding, and similar disasters. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2018 disaster preparedness, public health, food safety, waterborne diseases, hurricanes, flooding, extreme weather National Link
Eira, I. M., Oskal, A., Hanssen-Bauer, I., & Mathiesen, S. D. (2018). Snow cover and the loss of traditional indigenous knowledge. Nature Climate Change. 2018 traditional knowledge, snow cover, sustainability, management, adaptation Circumpolar North Link
Southwest Climate Science Center Annual Report [Abstract]. (2018). Retrieved July 2, 2018, from https://www.swcsc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/AnnualReport2016.pdf 2018 report, climate science, assessment, stakeholder, communities, climate change Southwest Link
Hanses, Terri. “Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Knowledge.” Pacific Standard, 20 Sept. 2018, psmag.com/social-justice/breaking-a-sacred-trust. 2018 traditional knowledge, TEK, restoration, knowledge protection Washington Link
Swain, Dr. Elizabeth, et al. Multisolving at the Intersection of Health and Climate; Lessons from Success Stories. Climate Interactive, 2018, Multisolving at the Intersection of Health and Climate; Lessons from Success Stories, img.climateinteractive.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Multisolving-at-the-Intersection-of-Health-and-Climate-1.pdf. 2018 health, climate change, climate change adaptation, community health International Link
Snider, L. (2018, November 15). Half of World's Annual Precipitation Falls in Just 12 Days, New Study Finds. NCAR & UCAR News. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from https://news.ucar.edu/132637/half-worlds-annual-precipitation-falls-just-12-days-new-study-finds 2018 annual precipitation, climate change, weather data, flooding, extreme weather events Global Link
Community Solar to Meet 100% of Energy Costs for New Mexico Tribe. (2018, January 11). Retrieved January 18, 2018, from https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/community-solar-meet-100-energy-costs-new-mexico-tribe 2018 energy, sustainable development, solar power, renewable energy production, energy independence, tribal sovereignty New Mexico Link
“The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Trap the Sun to Offset Energy Costs.” Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, 27 Aug. 2018, www.energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/confederated-tribes-umatilla-indian-reservation-trap-sun-offset-energy-costs. 2018 energy, Office of Indian Energy, Co2 emissions, solar power Oregon Link
Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 713 2018 climate change, science, indigenous population Global Link

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