Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Paper Mill In Willamette Falls

Once home to the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde bought the 23-acre site from Washington developer George Heidgerken. The property is located within the tribes’ ancestral homelands and holds significant historical and cultural importance for the Grand Ronde.

“Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall in the United States by volume and yet most Oregonians have never even seen it and we want to change that. We want to help restore the relationship of Oregonians with Willamette and with Willamette falls”

Changing Currents 2019 Tribal Water Summit (Moscow, ID)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians will be hosting the 2019 Tribal Water Summit September 5-6, 2019 at the University of Idaho, College of Law in Moscow, ID. The goals of the 2019 Tribal Water Summit are to bring together a diverse group of leaders, scientists, policy analysts, and community citizens to exchange knowledge about water challenges experienced in the Pacific Northwest, and to hold discussions about potential solutions in the 21st Century. ATNI has reserved a block of rooms for this event at: Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Rd, Moscow, ID, 208-882-0550. To register for the event, click here. To view the draft agenda, click here.

News articles: 2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit

The Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit brought together over 200 tribal leaders, staff, and tribal members, agency staff, students and practitioners to advance tribal climate change programs, strategies, policy and action by discussing current issues related to three key themes: Traditional Knowledges, Tribal Climate Resiliency, and Policy. Over 40 tribes from across the nation and Canada were in attendance. Organizers will be developing proceedings from the event in the coming weeks. Below are a few articles about the summit:

Tribal Adaptation Menu workshop October 22-24

She.kú Environmental Directors, Climate Change POCs, and other interested parties,

The 3rd Tribal Adaptation Menu workshop will be hosted by the Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI October 22-24, 2019. Attached is the Save-the-Date flyer with more details including the registration link and webpage for the event. This workshop is intended for Tribal Natural Resource managers as well as partner organizations and collaborators (Tribal and non-Tribal). For example, in the past we have had inter-Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges, Forest Service, state planning departments, and independents wanting to work more with Tribes.

If you have any questions please contact Sara Smith (info below).

Registration is due September 27 and there are funds for travel support.

Sara SmithMidwest Tribal Resilience Liaison
CMN Sustainable Development Institute
NE Climate Adaptation Science Center

St. Paul, MN 55108

C: 920-202-6278
O: 651-649-5134
Email: ssmith

Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network
NE Climate Adaptation Science Center
College of Menominee Nation-Sustainable Development Institute
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit – CMN/SDI Example
Tribal Resilience Resource Guide


How solar could make Tribes energy independent

After a 2016 fire left the Spokane Tribe without water or power, the community turned to solar for back up. Will other tribes follow suit?


/ June 24, 2019