Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report
The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews, the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world. The STACC Report was written for diverse audiences including Tribal managers, leaders, and community members, the authors of future National Climate Assessments (NCA); federal and state agencies and decision makers; and non-governmental organizations. Over 90 authors representing diverse entities and perspectives contributed to this report, including the authors of 34 personal narratives and author teams who wrote topic reviews using elements from their own experiences and knowledge.
Guides and Reports
Tribal lands are not resistant to climate change and require projections, reports, and guidelines to combat future changes.
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We have collected a list of external tools that relate to everything Tribal and Climate Change!
Traditional Burning Resources
SW CASC Traditional Burning Activities
Traditional burning is a form of under burning that has been used by Indigenous peoples for thousands of years to increase water runoff into streams, create habitats for plants and animals, and recycle nutrients.
February 2020 Workshop
In February 2020, Southwest CASC PI, Beth Rose Middleton (UC-Davis) and Ron Goode of the North Fork Mono Tribe and his family hosted a Resource Restoration Traditional Burn in Mariposa, California.
For more information about SW CASC's Traditional Burning initiatives, see the Traditional Burning page.
CAKEx vets and organizes available information on climate change, hosts an interactive online platform to build an innovative community, hosts a directory of practitioners, and explains data tools and information available from other sites.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Resource Guide
This guide was developed through the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
Tribal Climate Tool
This tool was designed to be used by tribes in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. It provides maps, graphs, tables, and descriptions of projected changes due to climate change.
NW CASC Tribal Climate Tool
This tool allows the user to explore, visualize, and download climate change predictions and summaries.
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Adaptation Planning Toolkit
This toolkit was put together by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist tribes in creating climate adaptation plans. The templates and other resources in this toolkit are meant to be used and modified to fit the needs of individual tribes.
This tool allows users to visualize, interact with, and analyze climate and earth observations at relevant scales.
Tribal Adaptation Planning Toolkit
This toolkit is a collection of templates and other resources developed by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) to assist tribes in their climate change adaptation planning process.
Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources
The University of Washington has put together a carefully curated list of resources to assist tribes with climate adaptation planning. This list contains resources for tribes at every stage of planning.