SE CASC Participation in the National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) hosted the first National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program from September 14-17, 2020. This week-long virtual meeting included presentations by Tribal elders and youth, Tribal members, federal and NGO employees, and academic professionals. The theme of this years meeting, Climate Justice for Seven Generations, provided an opportunity to share climate change information from the perspectives of both Traditional Indigenous Knowledges and Western Science. View the conference promotional video here.
On the first day of the meeting, SE CASC Deputy Director, Ryan Boyles led a presentation on How to Use Climate Model Projections, along with Emma Kuster (SC CASC), Tiana Nguyen (SC CASC), Maurice Cruz (SC CASC), Renee McPherson (SC CASC), Paulina Ćwik (University of Oklahoma), Taylor DeWinter (University of Oklahoma), Elinor Martin (University of Oklahoma), Imtiaz Rangwala (NC CASC), Christiaan Patterson (SC CASC), April Taylor (SC CASC), Derek Rosendahl (SC CASC), and Olivia VanBuskirk (SC CASC). Those who were registered for the conference can now view a recording of this session here.
The next day, a session was held to guide participants on Navigating the Climate Adaptation Science Centers: A National Network of Climate Adaptation Support for Tribes (Working Group). This session included presentations by SE CASC Tribal Liaison, Casey Thornbrugh, SE CASC Assistant University Director, Aranzazu Lascurain, and SE CASC Deputy Director, Ryan Boyles, along with Althea Walker (SW CASC), Stefan Tangen (NC CASC), April Taylor (SC CASC), Al Kuslikis (American Indian Higher Education Consortium), Gregg Garfin (SW CASC), Addie Rose Holland (NE CASC), Ryan Toohey (AK CASC), Malinda Chase (AK CASC), Maurice Cruz (SC CASC), Sara Smith (Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison), Rachael Novak (BIA), Carolyn Enquist (SW CASC), Anita Govert (SW CASC), Renee McPherson (SC CASC), and Aparna Bamzai (NC CASC). Those who were registered for the conference can now view a recording of this session here.
Links to each presentation can be found on the agenda page through the NTICC Pathable site. Additionally, you can learn more about partner organizations of the conference at the Climate Cafe link.