Metlakatla Indian Community: Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Julia Scott, Alexis Wagner, and Genelle Winter
Created: 10/16/2019 -

Abstract

The Metlakatla Indian Community Climate Change Adaptation Plan was composed to provide support to the Metlakatla Indian Community as they are impacted by a changing climate on the Annette Islands Reserve (AIR). Throughout this document the Metlakatla Indian Community will be referred to as “the Tribe”, this term will be used to describe the entire Metlakatla Indian Community. The Tribe acknowledges the changing climate and advocates addressing the potential effects through the integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and scientific evidence. This document will include the background on the AIR, local interviews on TEK, resource analysis, vulnerability assessment, and potential adaptation strategies to assist the Tribe in preparation for a changing climate.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Planning
Scale
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Region
North America
United States
Alaska