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In person and virtual events provide an important forum for people to make connections and understand on a personal level the ways communities around the country are adapting to climate change. The events listed below are hosted by Native Climate, our partner organizations, and others working in the field of climate adaptation and tribal issues. If you have an event which you would like included on this list, please contact our communications coordinator, [email protected].
Hosted by Native Climate: 10-11 AM PT, 3rd Tuesday of every month
Native Climate Working Group (NCWG) is a forum for Tribal Extension leaders, agriculture producers, and youth educators to come together with federal agency partners to learn about seasonal and long-term climate trends and to discuss how climate extremes are impacting Tribal agriculture, economies, and well-being.
Hosted in Las Vegas, NV on Dec 12-14, 2023.
IAC’s Annual Conference is for Tribal leaders, ranchers, farmers, producers, traditional food practitioners, youth and young professionals, and American Indian/Alaskan Native agribusiness owners and entrepreneurs seeking new markets or export expansion, plus USDA and other IAC partners. The three-day event offers solutions to collectively address historical and contemporary challenges in Indian agriculture to increase economic opportunities for Tribal communities nationwide.
Hosted by the Indigenous Research Network on Nov 1, 2023. Virtual.
Hosted by the SDSU Extension in Oacoma, South Dakota on August 1-2, 2023.
The Climate Summit is a chance for state and federal agencies, nonprofits, and conservation groups to share what your agency needs to be successful, and for you to hear from partner agencies. The summit will focus on climate impacts, panel discussions, and workshops. There will be multiple opportunities to network with others in your field.
Hosted by the Indian Agricultural Commission in Great Falls, MT on August 2-3, 2023.
Attendees will participate in 2 days of learning sessions that focus on providing information about USDA meat processing programs, grants, and various topics surrounding health inspection requirements. This summit will delve into ranking and scoring for USDA grant applications, navigating State and Federal inspections, and discussing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plans (HACCP).
Hosted by NOAA in Polson, Montana on Sept 26-28, 2023
The Workshop for Building Drought Resilience in a Changing Climate with Upper Columbia and Missouri Basin Tribes will convene tribal resource managers and climate partners to (1) provide a forum for sharing information and experiences with managing drought in a changing climate; (2) determine best ways to communicate and collaborate on projects and funding opportunities; and (3) discuss high-priority data and information needs and gaps so that NIDIS can continue to build tribal drought resilience in these regions.
Missed a webinar or meeting posted here? When possible, links to recordings and event descriptions will be posted here.
Access information about all of our past sessions, along with recordings and slides, by following this link: Native Climate Working Group
Access the slide deck on climate in Montana from Kyle Bocinsky of the Native Climate Office here: AgroClimate_Presentation
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management has organized monthly showings of films highlighting different resource issues: this one is a 2009 documentary focusing on the Klamath river, a newly relevant issue as the dam is scheduled to be removed in 2023. Watch the film here: River of Renewal