April 29 –May 1, 2020

In partnership with the Lummi Nation and the Northwest Indian College

Location: Coast Salish Traditional Lands

Applications due:  December 18, 2019

To apply: https://events.eply.com/RV8

The 8th annual Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences workshop will build upon previous Rising Voices workshops to focus on exchanges between communities, generations, place-based knowledges, and different ways of knowing to learn from place-based climate resilience actions.

The workshop will include:

  • Group conversations, site visits, panel and poster presentations, and facilitated discussions.
  • Working groups on health, water, food systems, phenology, energy, and community relocation/site expansion will convene to discuss and establish next steps and strategies for moving forward on collaborative, climate resilience actions.

To include as many participants as possible, we ask that people apply to attend the workshop. We encourage applications from Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, community members, educators, scientists, and practitioners who are interested in bringing together multiple knowledge systems from Indigenous and Earth science perspectives. The application process is to help ensure a diversity of participants across geographies, cultures, ages, genders, and topics of focus. Additional spaces will be available to individuals local to the workshop location, however we highly encourage local participants to fill out the application form as this will help with workshop planning.

The Rising Voices Program facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, variability, and change. It supports a growing network of collaborators with diverse cultural, community, geographic, and educational backgrounds.

For more information about Rising Voices and the workshop, please visit https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/ or contact Heather Lazrus (hlazrus@ucar.edu) or Julie Maldonado (jmaldonado@likenknowledge.org)