Michigan Tribal Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning: Project Report

Tribal Adaptation Plans
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Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Michigan Tribes are currently experiencing the impacts of climate change: warmer average annual air and surface water temperatures, more volatile weather characterized by extreme precipiation events, decreases in duration and extremity of winter temperatures, and increases in duration of summer temperatures. These changes impact Michigan Tribes in numerous ways both directly and indirectly. Tribes are concerned with climate change and how to plan for potential and undefined impacts on natural features, traditional ways, public health, and infrastructure. This planning document is the result of a cooperative effort among the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc., and nine federally recognized Tribes in Michigan (participating Tribes): Bay Mills Indian Community, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Ottawa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi (Gun Lake Tribe), Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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Public health, climate adaptation planning, traditional knowledge, tribal resources
Contact Information: 
Dial: 906.632.6896 or 877.482.3601 or 800.562.4957, Anthony Rinna, Enviromental Specialist Phone ext: 127