Tribal Engagement Strategy

The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) acknowledges that tribes, as the original stewards of the land, are at the forefront of addressing climate change when their languages, culture, and deep connections to the land remain intact. Innovative strategies, influenced by traditional knowledge, advance their actions in climate change adaptation, and the SW CASC works to collaborate, support, and partner with tribes in their efforts. The SW CASC engages with tribal stakeholders and provides funding opportunities and technical support to advance tribal communities in their climate adaptation initiatives. The SW CASC Tribal Engagement Strategy provides a vision for tribal engagement in the SW CASC region, which covers California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

Map of the southwest region of the US with land acknowledgement mapping.

Figure 2 Land acknowledgement mapping tool, which can be further explored at