Welcome to the ITEP Tribes & Climate Change Program

As a result of human activity, Earth’s climate is warming and beginning to seriously threaten humans and ecosystems around the world. What does this mean for tribes and Native American communities who have for centuries relied on the bounty of the land and sea to sustain them?

This website provides information and resources tailored to helping Native people gain a better understanding of climate change and its impacts on their communities and resources. Here you'll find basic climate-change information; profiles of tribes in diverse regions of the U.S. who are coping with climate change impacts; audio files of Native people discussing the issue from traditional perspectives; and resources you can use to develop climate change adaptation strategies. We also offer in-person and web-based trainings and technical assistance to build climate change adaption planning capacity among tribes.

As the science of climate change expands, we will continue to update and refine this website to provide the best, most-current information possible. We will also continue to gather and share tribal perspectives and strategies for dealing with climate change.

We hope this site provides you with useful information and tools to help you better understand climate change, educate others on the issue, and develop strategies for dealing with climate change in your own community. We welcome your ideas and input.

Tribal Voices

National Climate Assessment: Indigenous Peoples, Lands and Resources chapter

YOUTH MADE - Suquamish Coastal America Film

Esau Sinnok - Arctic Youth Witness to Climate Change

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