National Adaptation Forum Summer Rewind Series Part 1: "Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu"

Created: 7/27/2020 -

Abstract

As Part 1 of the 2020 National Adaptation Forum Webinar Rewind Series, this rewind looks back at "Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu", a webinar originally recorded in 2019 and features a live question and answer session with Rob Croll from the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission and Stephen Handler of Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.

The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu is a tool that assists in developing specific adaptation actions that recognize and incorporate tribal perspectives. The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu was created to help integrate tribal and traditional values with climate adaptation planning processes, such as the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Adaptation Workbook. This first version of the Tribal Adaptation Menu was intentionally created from Ojibwe and Menominee perspectives, languages, concepts, and values. Future versions will be co-developed by other Indigenous peoples, with their languages, concepts, strategies and approaches. The Tribal Adaptation Menu may be used as a tool to help bridge communication barriers for non-tribal persons or organizations interested in indigenous approaches to adaptation and the needs and values of diverse tribal communities.

2019 Speakers:

Sara Smith, Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison with the College of Menominee Nation.

Rob Croll, Policy Analyst in the Division of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Stephen Handler, Climate Change Specialist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.