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Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: A Primer, Draft

May 2014

Prepared for the U. S. Secretary of the Interior Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science, this primer explores the relationship between climate change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States, specifically related to the impact of climate change on Indigenous Peoples, the interaction between the Federal Government and Indigenous Peoples, and federal funding available to Indigenous Peoples. This report also provides recommendations for how to better engage with tribal and indigenous people to support federal climate change initiatives.

Author or Affiliated User: Gary Morishima

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City of Chicago, Illinois

When it comes to adapting to climate change, the City of Chicago continues to provide important leadership. The City's "Lead by Example Workplans" identify more than 470 actions the city could take to adapt to or mitigate climate change, and the city's climate action plan remains one of the best models in the country.

 

 

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Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

August 2013

Located in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe seeks to prepare for the broad-scale transformations to their homelands resulting from climate change. The goals of this adaptation plan include protecting and preserving cultural resources, ensuring continued economic growth, and promoting long-term community vitality. The plan begins by discussing observed changes, projections of future changes, and climate exposure across the following areas: increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, sea level rise and coastal flooding, ocean acidification and temperature increases, forest habitat changes, and human health.

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Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network

The Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network seeks to “convene Indigenous peoples to identify threats to Indigenous self-determination and ways of life and to formulate adaptation and mitigation strategies, dialogues and educational programs that build Indigenous capacities to address climate-related issues. ” The Network’s website provides tools and resources to support climate change adaptation and resilience planning, including literature, funding opportunities, projects and events.

 

 

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