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The 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (SWTCCS) provides an opportunity to come together, focus on climate strategies and solutions, and advance Tribal resilience efforts throughout the Southwest and North America. This 2019 Summit will be an interactive leadership-style retreat with small group breakout sessions, plenary style presentations on Tribal case studies, and a powerful climate training opportunity for student ambassadors.

The summit is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, Climate Science Alliance (CSA), the Pala Band of Mission Indians and The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and made possible by support and funding from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affair's (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program.

Space is limited for this unique leadership-style retreat, apply today!
Click on the Pre-Application tab.


Mountain view image
Photo credit: Greg Bulla

When:

August 13-16, 2019

Summit Location:

Idyllwild Arts Academy (52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549)

Application

Southwestern Tribal citizens and staff receive priority registration. Completion of an application does NOT indicate that you are registered for the SWTCCS. Once your application has been accepted, you will be contacted with registration instructions.
To apply for a spot at the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Summit, please click here. The application deadline is: March 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified as to before April 2019. Note: Members and staff of southwestern Tribes will receive priority consideration.

Cost:

There will be a $25 fee to hold your spot collected at registration. If you have extenuating circumstances and would like a fee waiver, please contact us at tribalsummit2019@gmail.com

PRE-APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

Room & Board:

Housing will be provided on campus at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in double rooms August 13-16 (3 nights). You will have an opportunity to select a roommate at registration, otherwise you will be assigned a roommate (of same gender).

Meals and refreshments will be provided during the summit.
  • August 13 - Dinner
  • August 14/15 - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • August 16 - Breakfast and Lunch




2019 - Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit Pre-Application


PRE-APPLICATION:
Pre-Registration is now CLOSED!

Please Note: Southwestern Tribal citizens and staff receive priority registration. *Completion of an application does NOT indicate that you are registered for the SWTCCS. Once your application has been accepted, you will be contacted with registration instructions.

PRE-APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read thoroughly: this is a pre-application form and if accepted, you will be notified by email and will receive an application packet which will include additional details including the required registration fee (see below).

Cost:

There will be a $25 fee to hold your spot collected at registration. If you have extenuating circumstances and would like a fee waiver, please contact us at tribalsummit2019@gmail.com

Next Steps:

You will be notified by e-mail before April 2019 and if your application has been accepted, you will receive an information packet with additional details and registration instructions, including the $25 registration fee. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at tribalsummit2019@gmail.com.



The Climate Challenge - Youth Ambassadors Pre-Application Form


PRE-APPLICATION:
Online form

ABOUT: In association with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, students are invited to participate in The Climate Challenge. This immersive experience connects youth ambassadors to scientists, managers, and artists at the Summit and challenges them to investigate the climate impacts in their communities. Students will work in teams to develop climate strategies and solutions relevant to their sphere of influence and develop action plans to implement them. The Climate Challenge serves to inspire and activate youth ambassadors to come together and make a difference in their community.

WHEN: August 13-16, 2019

WHERE: Idyllwild Arts Academy (52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549)

CHALLENGE TEAM REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking climate ambassador teams of 4-6 students. Students must register as a team to participate. Five teams will be chosen. Students must be ages 16-25. Teams with students under the age of 18 must also have 1-2 designated Adult Team Leader(s)/Chaperone(s). Teams are required to participate for the full duration of the summit. Teams from all communities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Southwestern Tribal Youth.
The Climate Challenge will be a unique and inspiring opportunity. We are looking for teams who are dedicated, passionate, and ready to make a positive impact in their community.

COST: When your Challenge Team has been accepted, there will be a $25/team fee to hold your spot.

PRE-APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CHALLENGE TEAMS: ASAP

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read thoroughly: this is a pre-application form and if accepted, you will be notified by email and will recieve an application packet which will include additional details including the required registration fee.

Climate Café

More information coming soon.



2017 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit

September 19-21, 2017
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA


Welcome
The 2017 Southwest Tribal Climate Change Summit aims to provide environmental professionals from regional tribes, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss strategies to respond to current policies, regulatory initiatives, and technical topics in responding to climate change impacts. The summit is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the University of San Diego's Climate Education Partners (CEP), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the Climate Science Alliance (CSA),and is made possible by support and funding from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affair's (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program.

On this site, you will find important information regarding registration, hotel reservations, airport transportation options, Climate Café, tribal scholarships, and the draft agenda.

We will continue to update this website, and send out updates via email, ITEP newsletter and online event calendar, so be sure to check back often. We look forward to seeing new and old friends!

This is a past event and any information can be found in the following links:
https://advancingcommunities.us/tribalsummit/.

A story map created by the Climate Science Alliance:
http://www.climatesciencealliance.org/single-post/2018/01/17/Check-out-our-Tribal-Summit-Story-Map



Sponsorship Opportunities


We are looking for Summit Sponsors to contribute to student scholarships, Native Arts programming, group workshops, community restoration projects, and more. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to advancing climate strategies and solutions.

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information please contact:
Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager
928/523-7046
Nikki.Cooley@nau.edu

tribalsummit2019@gmail.com