Displacement and Climate Change Survey: EcoAdapt

EcoAdapt is conducting a survey to determine if and how people and organizations concerned about displacement pressures are considering the effects of climate change. This survey is part of a broader project in collaboration with the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) and the Urban Displacement Project to better understand the intersections between climate change and displacement pressures. Results will be shared with anti-displacement practitioners to inform communications and messaging strategies geared toward generating more widespread adoption of policies and practices that can reduce both climate and displacement risks. The survey aims to identify:

  • To what degree anti-displacement practitioners are thinking about climate change in their work;
  • Emerging practices and policies that may address the dual goals of reducing climate risks and displacement pressures; and
  • Needs, opportunities, and barriers in reducing climate risks and displacement pressures in communities.

EcoAdapt  Displacement & Climate Change Survey.

Information Request: House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives created the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to “investigate, study, make findings, and develop recommendations on policies, strategies, and innovations to achieve substantial and permanent reductions in pollution and other activities that contribute to the climate crisis, which will honor our responsibility to be good stewards of the planet for future generations.” To supplement our ongoing work, the Select Committee is seeking additional detailed input from a broad range of stakeholders. To inform the policy recommendations of the Select Committee, please provide responses by November 22, 2019 by emailing ClimateCrisisRFI@mail.house.gov. More information is available here: https://climatecrisis.house.gov/inforequest.

Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop (Nov. 5-7)

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians are collaborating on an ITEP course: Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning.

When: November 5-7, 2019
Where: Swinomish Tribal Indian Community – Anacortes, WA
Deadline: Friday, October 1st (*apps received before or by this date will receive priority consideration)
To register, click here

This course will provide an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of tribes that have completed an adaptation plan or vulnerability assessment. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be or are currently involved in climate change adaptation and resilience planning. Since the course material including presentations and activities will focus on climate change impacts and resilience planning in a specific region, we especially encourage people from this region to attend.

For more information, click here for more information.

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.

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

ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2019

ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2019

ATNI Conventions are where members convene for discussion, presentations and the work of the committees in regard to policy, legislation, and the future of Indian Country in the Northwest.

When: Monday, October 7, 2019 -to- Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hosted By: Suquamish Tribe

Where: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

Register Today! Register Online | Download Registration Form

Funding Announcement: BIA Tribal Resilience Funding

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Resilience Program (Program). The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal resilience and/or and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate the science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.

Two solicitations are available:

  1. The solicitation for federally-recognized tribes is available on grants.gov,named BIA-TR-2019-0001. It is also linked here on the BIA Tribal Resilience site.
  2. The solicitation for not-for-profit, non-governmental tribal organizations and associations, and tribally-controlled colleges and universities (TCUs), referred to as “tribal organization(s)” is available on grants.gov, named BIA-TR-2019-0002. It is also linked here on the BIA Tribal Resilience site.

Tribal applications will receive priority. Please see the BIA Tribal Resilience webpage for more information (fillable coversheets, fillable application forms for Categories 3,5, and 6, FAQs, helpful contacts, a summary of previous awards, etc.)

Additional details, including evaluation criteria, are enclosed in the Notice of Funding.

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time/9 p.m. Eastern Time. Send completed proposals to resilience.funding or by hard copy to:

Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, Attention: Tribal Resilience

Grant Officer, Central Office Acquisitions

Bureau of Indian Affairs

12220 Sunrise Valley Dr.

Reston, VA 20191

If you or your staff have questions on the application process, please contact Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe: jo.metcalfe, or resilience.funding, (703) 390-6410. For questions about the BIA’s Tribal Resilience Program, please contact Rachael Novak, (505) 563-5253 or rachael.novak.