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Climate Change Working Groups and Networks

Newsletters/Listservs Link
Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate News Listserv
Circulates announcements online. Contact Rachel Novak, BIA Climate Change Coordinator

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Monthly Tribes and Climate Change Newsletter
Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a self-directed, landscape-scale partnership supporting and enhancing on-the-ground conservation efforts through production and dissemination of applied science for natural and cultural resource management decision makers. Click here to sign up
Rising Voices Listserv
The Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. Contact to be added to listserv: Heather Lazrus - hlazrus@ucar.edu or Julie Maldonaldo - jkmaldo@gmail.com
Working Groups Link
Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup
This is a work group of indigenous persons, staff of indigenous governments and organizations, and experts with experience working with issues concerning traditional knowledges.

Indigenous People's Climate Change Working Group (IPCCWG)
For more information, contact Dan Wildcat at dwildcat@haskell.edu

Indigenous Phenology Network
This is a grassroots organizations whose participants are interested in understanding phenology on lands and species of importance to native peoples.

Network Link
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ANTI) Climate Change Program
The ANTI Climate Change Program provides best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts, strategies to protect Tribal treaty rights and trust resources and support & ensure ANTI member Tribes are aware of climate change programs, funding, adaptation/mitigation efforts at the regional, national, and international levels.

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)
The world’s largest and most used source of climate adaptation case studies and resources. Share lessons, ideas, and opportunities with others in the field.

Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance, founded in 2006, is comprised of the Oglala Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, Standing Rock Sioux, the Flandreau Santee Sioux and other Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Region. The Alliance is an independent corporation that serves as a public outreach, research and education organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Missouri River, its tributaries, and all aquifers and ground water sources located within the Great Plains region. The Alliance’s goals are to provide policy recommendations and technical support on all water issues in the Great Plains.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers. We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network
The Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network (NICRN) seeks to convene Indigenous peoples to identify threats to Indigenous self-determination and ways of life and to formulate adaptation and mitigation strategies, dialogues, and educational programs that build Indigenous capacities to address climate-related issues.

Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network
The PNW Tribal Climate Change Network fosters communication between tribes, agencies, and other entities about climate change policies, programs, and research needs pertaining to tribes and climate change. The Network meets via conference call on the third Wednesday of each month. The Network provides regular input into ongoing research, resource development and general efforts of the Tribal Climate Change Project. Participants in the Network have cited a critical need for coordination and collaboration between agencies and organizations to meet the needs tribes have in accessing climate change resources and information. To join the Network email list, email Kathy Lynn at kathy@uoregon.edu.

Rising Voices
The Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. The program brings social and physical scientists and engineers together with Native American community members to assess critical community needs and to pursue joint research aimed at developing optimal plans for community action towards sustainability.

South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center: Quarterly Engagement Call
The Quarterly Tribal Engagement Call is to promote open communication between all federal agency members in the South Central Region who work with tribes and climate change. The purpose for this open communication is for us all to become more efficient in helping tribal staff with their needs. The calls also allow all federal agency workers in the region who work with tribes and climate change to be aware of the projects we are all working on as to increase the diversity of our projects and to prevent any redundancy of projects. For more information contact: April Taylor, Greater South Central region, April.Taylor@chickasaw.net Atherton Phleger, New Mexico region, aphleger@ou.edu
United South and Eastern Tribes
The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. is a non-profit, inter-tribal organization that consists of 33 federally recognized Tribal Nations with goals of promoting and protecting the inherent sovereignty rights of all Tribal Nations, pursuing opportunities that enhance Tribal Nation rebuilding, and working to ensure that the United States upholds its sacred trust responsibilities to Tribes. Visit the new Climate Change Tools, Resources, and Publications page here.