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February 2020


Co-Producing the Tribal Climate Tool: Lessons in Collaboration Among Tribal, Academic, and Federal Partners

When: February 11 | 12:30-2:30 PM
Where: Petersen Room, Suzzalo Library
Presented by: Meade Krosby, Climate Impacts Group and Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Lunch is provided first come, first served.

Tribal Nations are actively engaged in efforts to anticipate and respond to climate impacts on their natural and cultural resources. To support these efforts, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group worked in close collaboration with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and other tribal, academic, and federal partners to develop a suite of resources to support Northwest and Great Basin tribes in their efforts to prepare for climate risks. These resources include a Tribal Climate Tool, which provides interactive summaries of projected changes in climate tailored to the information needs of individual tribes.

We will describe the collaborative process employed by project partners to ensure these resources would be useful and used by tribes. In particular, we will focus on our efforts to observe best practices in partnering with tribes, including respecting tribal sovereignty, ethically using tribal information, emphasizing community and youth engagement, and centering tribes in project communications. We hope our example will offer useful practices and lessons learned to inform similar climate adaptation efforts with tribes and other communities.

Thank you to our co-sponsors:


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