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Tribes and First Nations Resources


Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network

The Pacific Northwest Climate Change Network serves as a means to exchange information on climate change policy, programs, grants and other opportunities for tribes to engage in climate change issues. The Network also provides input into the development of project resources and helps focus on the most critical areas for research and action. See

Tribes and First Nations Engagement with LCCs and CSCs

Discussion paper describing the policy language related to tribal engagement in Climate Science Centers (CSC) and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC), examining the Government-to-Government relationship in context of CSCs and LCCs, and discussing the benefits to Tribes and the federal government in having strong tribal engagement in these initiatives.


First Stewards: Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change - July 17-20, 2012

The symposium will be hosted by the four Coastal Treaty Tribes (Hoh, Makah, Quileute, and Quinault) in conjunction with the US Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Nature Conservancy. The symposium will bring together four regional panels; one each for the West Coast states; Alaska; the U.S. Pacific states and territories; and the Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf of Mexico states. Download the brochure and the Introduction Letter or visit the website at:

Traditional Knowledge & Healthy Ecosystems Summit – August 29-31, 2012

This summit is designed to inspire tribal staff, consultants, administrators and their community to look to indigenous traditional knowledge to guide our decisions as we protect, enhance and restore our lands. The conference will be held in one of the most diverse ecosystems in our region at the crossroads of forest, sea, river, mountain and prairie, in a place which tribes from throughout the region have come together each summer for millennium. Join us for three days of learning and sharing for this conference targeting tribal communities from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska. People of all knowledge and skill levels are invited to attend- we will have elders and knowledge-keeper circles, hands-on workshops, evening activities, fire circles and more located in one of the most scenic areas in the world. Keynote Speaker - Dr. Daniel Wildcat: Author of ‘Red Alert: Saving the Planet through Indigenous Knowledge’. Also Larry Merculieff, Dr. Rudolph Ryser, Dr. Traditional Leaders from Yakama, Warm Springs, Wasco, Paiute and other tribes. Hosted by the Snoqualmie Tribe with support from Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network (TSWAN) with funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more info go to: and to register: