Save the Date: Shifting Seasons Summit: Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Training in the Northeast

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute will host a 3-day summit October 15th-17th 2014, focused on different levels of climate change adaptation training for Tribes. 

These events will also include opportunities to network between indigenous practitioners, tribal leaders & land managers, federal agencies, and climate change scientists.  The information is specific to the northeast region, but is open to all who are interested in the issues of climate change and Tribes.  The event is being planned with assistance from the NAU Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), Michigan State University (MSU) faculty, and is funded by the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate Change program and the Northeast Climate Science Center.  Additional assistance will be provided from Penn State University led Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies (SCRiM) network.

Tentative Agenda
Day One:    Welcome/Introduction/Updates
Day Two:     Adaptation Training Sessions/Facilitated Networking Events
Day Three:    Regroup/Closing Activities
Day Four:    Optional Field Visits to Menominee Research Sites

See draft agenda here: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/shifting-seasons-summit/

For tribes in the northeast who may not be able to travel to the summit, we have some funding available to set up satellite locations for participation via live streaming broadcast.  If your tribe is interested please contact pwaukau@menominee.edu for more information.