American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group


Upcoming Events

September 23-24, 2008 - International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management: Roundtable on Climate, Tribal Energy Development and Habitat Protection


Past Events

2008

August 12-24, 2008 - Tribal College Forum VII: Climate Crises and Water Nations are Calling for Awakening- Lawrence, KS

June 2-August 8, 2008 - NASA/AIHEC Summer Research Program - Bismark, ND

  • The NASA SRE students who travelled to Bismark, ND for the NASA/AIHEC SRE program are now at their home institutions finishing their summer research projects on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous people.

June 13, 2008 - Mother Earth: a call to consciousness on climate change - Washington, DC

June 1-4, 2008 - National Congress of the American Indian: Mid-year conference and trade show- Reno, NV

  • The Working Group co-convened a session titled "Collaboratively Addressing Climate Change." This meeting launched a new network of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to identify collaborative opportunities to address the impact of climate change on Native communities. The meeting was convened by a partnership between the NCAI Policy Research Center and the American Indian & Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group. Participants discussed projects and activities to advance collective efforts to address climate change.
  • To find out more, please refer to the NCAI web site by clicking here.

March 19-21, 2008 - Planning for Seven Generations: Traditional and Scientific Approaches to Climate Change - Denver, CO

  • This conference approached climate change from two perspectives; one rooted in indigenous experiences and one born of present-day science.  The overarching goal is to look for opportunities for the two perspectives to point to shared strategies for understanding, adapting to, and mitigating climate change, with a particular focus on American Indian Lands.
  • This event was h osted by the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • To find out more, visit the UCAR web site by clicking here

March 18-20, 2008 - Tribal Energy Policy: Climate and Technology Challenges - Denver, CO

  • The Third Annual Tribal Energy Policy Conference brought together high level tribal, industry, and government leaders and experts in the many fields of energy, environment, science and technology, and policy in a series of facilitated dialogues to: examine the emerging global, national, and tribal environment in which tribal energy and development policies will be made; identify the impacts of energy, social, and technological adaptations to climate change and increased global competition for energy resources; and, to establish a framework for rationalizing tribal energy policy.
  • This event was hosted by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
  • To find out more, visit the IIIRM web site by clicking here

February 4-5, 2008- AIANCCWG core networker meeting - Lawrence, KS

2007

Summer 2007 - NASA AIHEC Summer Research Experience - Greenbelt, MD

  • Students from Tribal Colleges and Universities completed internships with NASA in Greenbelt Maryland this past summer. The projects completed by the students were focuses on the impacts of climate change on indigenous populations. You may see their projects if you go to the documents page.

July 23-24, 2007 - 2nd Annual ICE Symposium - Lawrence, KS

  • Find relevant information under the documents section of this web site.

2006

December 2006 - Working Group meeting - Lawrence, KS

  • Find relevant information under the documents section of this web site.

July 2006 - 1st Annual ICE Symposium - Lawrence, KS

  • Find relevant information under the documents section of this web site.