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NOAA to Host Listening Sessions on Section 216(C) of the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis

NOAA is seeking public input in response to an Executive Order issued on January 27, 2021, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Section 216(c) of the Executive Order Directs NOAA to collect recommendations on how to make fisheries—including aquaculture—and protected resources more resilient to climate change, including changes in management and conservation measures, and improvements in science, monitoring, and cooperative research. NOAA requests written input on 216(c) from interested parties on how best to achieve the objectives of the as described in the Executive Order. Interested persons are invited to submit comments by email by April 2, 2021 to OceanResources.Climate@noaa.gov.

We are also hosting three national stakeholder calls—two are open to all stakeholders and one is specifically for state and tribal governments.

March 23, 2021: Conference call open to all stakeholders nationallyTime: 12:00 to 2:00p.m. ESTDial in: (888) 769-8793 (toll-free); or (212) 547-0306Passcode: 4379815#Time limit: 3 minutes per person; additional rounds as time allowsThis call will be recorded

March 25, 2021: Conference call open to all state and tribal governmentsTime: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. ESTDial in: (877) 716-4288 (toll-free); or (312) 470-7386Passcode: 6268962#This call will be recorded

April 1, 2021: Conference call open to all stakeholders nationally
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST
Dial in: (800) 857-9693 (toll-free); or (630) 395-0354
Passcode: 5473603#Time limit: 3 minutes per person; additional rounds as time allows
This call will be recorded

Heather Sagar
Senior Policy Advisor
NOAA Fisheries | U.S. Department of Commerce

Northwest Regional Tribal Listening Session on Redesigning Child Welfare System

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Invitation to attend Northwest regional tribal listening session on redesigning child welfare system

March 23rd at 11:00am
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82728076039

NICWA invites you to attend the National Indian Child Welfare Association’s (NICWA) listening session on redesigning child welfare systems on March 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific time. This listening session is intended for Northwest tribes. 

NICWA has been engaged in child welfare system redesign and reform work for some time and more recently been a part of discussions at the national level with other child advocacy organizations on the future of the child welfare system in the United States. Over the last few years we have come to better understand systemic racism and inequities in different systems and now advocates and policymakers are asking serious questions about fundamental changes that need to occur in child welfare systems. With support from Annie E Casey Foundation, NICWA will be hosting a series of regional and national listening sessions with tribal nations and urban Indian communities to better understand the experience and perspectives of Native people with regard to child welfare systems. Our goal is to provide participants with information on the current national discussions regarding child welfare redesign, opportunities to share your perspectives, identify the best ways to engage, and identify some initial ideas on where change is needed most. If you have any questions regarding how you can attend or the content, please email Betty Bryant at betty@nicwa.org. We hope to see you at the listening session! 

Best Regards,

David Simmons

Zoom Meeting Information to Join the Listening Session 

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82728076039 

Meeting ID: 827 2807 6039 

Dial by your location       
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 827 2807 6039 

David Simmons, MSW | Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy
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National Indian Child Welfare Association