Water Topics

National Tribal Water Council
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
(480) 452-6774

Indian Country & Climate Change

Native Communities and Climate Change: Legal and Policy Approaches to Protect Tribal Legal Rights Report, published by the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School in conjunction with the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado on September 19, 2007, is available here. [PDF]

-The 8-page Executive Summary is available here. [PDF]

“Climate Change, Related Environmental Degradation and Indigenous People,” written by Stephen M. Sachs and published in Indigenous Policy, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Fall 2007. Read more here.

Climate Change Impacts on the United States

The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. See, in particular, Overview: Native Peoples and Homelands, which discusses such issues as Subsistence Economies and Natural Resources; Cultural Sites, Wildlife, and Natural Resources; and Rights to Water and Other Natural Resources. Written by the National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Research Program, published in 2000. More information is available here. [PDF]