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Provide guidance in developing and implementing administrative and legislative actions related to Indigenous Peoples and climate change.

Climate Change Program Overview

  • Best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts to Tribes and tribal communities
  • Strategies to protect Tribal treaty rights and trust resources
  • Need for immediate government-government consultation on climate impacts and programs
  • Tribes must be consulted with on funding and allocation to better meet tribal needs

Our Program Goals

ATNI, in partnership with the Institute for Tribal Government, established the ATNI Climate Change Project in June, 2014

  • Ensure ATNI member Tribes are engaged and aware of the federal/state/tribal climate change programs;
  • Serve as a clearing house for and coordinator of tribal and intertribal efforts;
  • Support ATNI’s participation in regional, national, and international climate policy, adaptation, and mitigation efforts
  • Support ATNI member Tribes in identifying and securing Climate Change funding to build tribal capacity

Upcoming Events

2020 Tribal Leadership Summit Banner

2020-21 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit

A series of four  virtual sessions

ATNI’s National Tribal Leadership Climate Summit is convening leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the United States, Canada, and Indigenous people around the world. Participants are building on the knowledge and experiences related to climate change impacts and traditional knowledges; develop approaches that promote tribal leadership in adaptation, mitigation and resiliency programs; and foster pathways to influence climate policy. The Summit has included internationally renowned plenary speakers, participatory breakout sessions, and more.

Traditional Knowledge

Exploring the role of traditional knowledges in respectfully and appropriately addressing contemporary environmental change

Advancing Policy

Identifying effective policy strategies to continue studying our environments and plan for a resilient future

Cultural Resources

Revealing experience on the land by discussing the shifting ranges and calendars of important resources

Becoming Resilient

Assessing vulnerability to environmental change and moving ahead with plans and adaptation actions

A Call to Community

Climate change youth academy

Tribal Climate Camp

Climate Film Academy