Trainings & Events

2022 Webinars

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the availability of funding through the Tribal Climate Resilience Program and please visit link for more information: This webinar will provide information about available BIA Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience funding to support Tribal adaptation planning & preparedness, capacity building, youth, & implementation activities. The Annual Awards Program seeks to help Tribes address climate change impacts, ocean and coastal resource management, & relocation, managed retreat, and protect-in-place issues & decision-making processes. This webinar will be recorded and be made available after the webinar for those unable to attend.

Presentations Slides & FAQs:
BIA TCR FY22 NOFO Webinar [pdf]
BIA TRP RFP Webinar Questions-BIA Responses [Excel]

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Rachael Novak, BIA Tribal Resilience Coordinator
Alyssa Samoy, Tribal Climate Resilience Climate Planning Specialist
Crystal Keys, BIA Water Program Manager -Southern Plains Region
A scientific and cultural exploration of the risks of natural resource extraction, Indigenous approaches to ecosystem management, and alternative futures to avoid ecosystem disaster.

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Clarita Lefthand Begay, University of Washington, Navajo Nation
Russell Stands-Over-Bull, Montana State University, Crow Nation
Vickie Sutton, Texas Tech University, Lumbee Nation
Kathleen Johnson, University of California, Irvine, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Before there are solar panels, wind turbines, or battery storage, minerals must be extracted, frequently on or near Indigenous lands. Discussion will explore the challenges of avoiding climate, cultural, and ecosystem collapse.

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Laurie Suter, Mineral Resources Administrator, Tohono O'odham Nation
Glenn Miller, PhD - Emeritus Professor, University of Nevada Reno
Tommy Rock, PhD (Navajo) - Princeton University Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geoscience, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Laura Stoy, PhD - CEO/Co-Founder, Rocket Judge
This panel features Indigenous knowledge holders working to care for our environment, non-human relatives and our communities. We will discuss the challenges to making the transition away from fossil fuels while addressing economic development and economic dependence on extractive industry. In addition, the panelists will talk about the work their organizations are doing. Co-hosted by the Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, and the Geological Society of America.

Part 3: Economic Development/Independence From Extractive Industries [pdf]

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Maggie Tallmadge, (Cherokee Nation), Navajo Power, PBC
Joseph McNeil Jr., (Standing Rock Sioux), SAGE Development Authority
Tanski Clairmont, (Lakota/Dakota), Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund
"June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), limiting the EPA’s authority under a provision of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector" (University of Colorado Boulder Today, 2022).
Join the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) for a webinar on the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling for EPA greenhouse gas emissions regulations and a discussion of the Biden Administration’s climate Executive Orders.

Presentation Slides:
General ITEP Presentation
W.V. v. EPA: Implications of the Supreme Court ruling for EPA GHG Regulations
Recent Federal Actions to Tackle Climate Change at EPA and Other Federal Agencies

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Pilar Thomas, Pascua Yaqui, Partner at Quarles & Brady's Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Lesley Jantarasami, Managing Director - Bipartisan Policy Center
The Tribes and Climate Change Program is honored to host a webinar on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funding. The webinar will give a broad overview of BRIC and discuss application criteria including capacity building activities and project considerations. This webinar is aimed at supporting Tribes in hazard mitigation planning. The BRIC funding request is now open, and applications are due January 27, 2023. Below is a link to the funding opportunity.

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Camille Crain, FEMA BRIC Section Chief

For more information please contact:
Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager
Karen Cozzetto, Co-Manager