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Features by Climate Reporter Interns on traditional ecological knowledge and changing environments

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Stories by Native reporters on the lived experiences of climate change in their communities

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Media reccomendations on tribal and climate issues from the Native Climate Team

Stories We Tell: Unpacking Extractive Research and Its Legacy of Harm to Lumbee People

Stories We Tell: Unpacking Extractive Research and Its Legacy of Harm to Lumbee People

by Ryan E. Emanuel and Karen Dial Bird

This excellent article unpacks the legacy of extractive research on Native communities, telling the story of how innacurate publications by non-native people threatened the self-determination and identity of Lumbee people.  Get the article here:

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This Land

This Land

Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, Produced by Crooked Media and Cadence 13

This documentary podcast follows relevant political issues with Native communities, covering subjects such as the Sharp v. Murphy Supreme court case, the Indian Child Welfare act, and sovereignty issues.  Nagle is a journalist and citizen of the Cherokee Nation.  Listen using the link below:


Come rain or shine

Come rain or shine

Collaborative product of the USDA Southwest Climate Hub and the DOI Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

This podcast showcases strategies for building resilient landscapes and communities in the southwest, covering subjects such as forestry, water management, extreme heat, and beef production.  The podcast is funded by U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture funded Sustainable Southwest Beef Project.




As Lake Mead drops, a privately operated intake runs dry - and a bankruptcy ensues

Nevada Independent, Daniel Rothberg. 22 September 2022. (Native Climate mentioned under “Here’s what else I’m watching this week…”)

A USDA Program Aims to Strengthen Climate Resiliency in Indian Country

Daily Yonder, Kristi Eaton. 10 February 2022.

Tribal ag extension programs need federal funding boost, experts say

Tribal Business News, Chez Oxendine. 31 January 2022.

USDA funds climate conservation partnerships through grants, investments

Tribal Business News, Chez Oxendine. 23 January 2022.

New USDA Grant to Support Climate Resilience Planning in Indian Country

Desert Research Institute. Grant announcement, 13 January 2022.