Tribal Climate Camp
More info for Tribal Delegates
TCC is intended for early career tribal leaders who have been assigned with some level of responsibility for leading a climate change program.
Tribal delegates are expected to come in teams of 2-4 individuals. Team members may include a mix of early career tribal environmental professionals, tribal citizens interesting in working on the climate crisis, such as a council member, or natural resource advisory committee member. Other team members may be tribal leaders for education or health departments, who want to cooperate with environmental program leaders on climate change adaptation. Our team approach will help ground the work at camp in the realities of the tribal teams, while building confidence, and increasing the probability of success back home.
Directions to the Camp can be found at this link. Shuttle service will be provided between the Kalispell, Montana Airport and the FLBS. Please provide your travel itinerary (with airline and flight arrival and departure times) to Peggy Harris so we can add you to the shuttle schedule.
All TCC attendees will be staying onsite among the mix of available housing, which includes cabins, apartments, or the lodge. Linens and towels are provided. Rooms do not have private restroom/shower facilities, but they are located nearby. There are accessible bathing and lodging options for people with physical disabilities. Please contact us if you need special accommodations. The shower areas are locker style.
Flathead Lake Biological Station is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is only allowed in personal/private vehicles or at Yellow Bay State Park (adjacent to the Biological Station and accessible via a short and beautiful walk).
The camp will be providing meals on-site for all participants. Meals will be offered at regular times in the on-site dining hall. Coffee and tea service will be made available throughout the day.
The camp is able to accommodate special dietary needs as well. Please contact Peggy Harris if you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, or have a restriction not listed here.
The facility has human powered boats (row boats, canoes, paddle boards, and kayaks) available. Other activities include: volleyball net, a hiking loop (map attached), a pool table, and a ping-pong table.
During the week we have scheduled several gatherings and outings (transportation provided).
To support any Tribes or Tribal delegates that are interested in communicating climate science through visual storytelling, we’ve invited Oregon State University’s film-making team to participate in our Tribal Climate Camp. Oregon State Productions is an award-winning team of producers and filmmakers that specializes in science storytelling. Their projects range from broadcast commercials to feature-lengthdocumentary films. They will be available to provide customized instruction for self-selecting TCC delegates so that you can incorporate visual storytelling into your Climate Program’s communication strategy. If you choose to participate, they will teach you how to utilize the power and abilities of your smartphones to create compelling videos that you’ll be proud to share with your Tribe and community. Here’s a trailer to their documentary titled “Saving Atlantis“.
If interest, you can request a free Montana Visitors Guide here.
Native communities are among the most climate-sensitive groups within the Northwest, Southern and Eastern regions of the United States.
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