Webinar: Best practices for collaborative climate adaptation research between tribal and non-tribal partners

Event Type: 
Other Webinar
Date and Time: 
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm MDT


This webinar is part of the Northwest Climate Science Center's Actionable Climate Science Skills-building webinar series.


This webinar will provide an introduction to key considerations and best practices associated with conducting climate adaptation research in partnership with tribal communities. Topics will include tribal sovereignty and government-to-government relations, the importance of community involvement and capacity-building, and the use and protection of indigenous knowledges.


  • Chas Jones |Tribal Liaison, with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians & NW Climate Science Center at United States Geological Survey. Dr. Jones is an interdisciplinary expert in the dynamic interactions between climate, water, ecology, and society.  He serves a key role in the delivery of climate change-related services to the tribal community in the Northwest, consistent with the objectives of the NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy.
  • Amelia Marchand | Water Regulatory Specialist, Environmental Trust Department at Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation. An enrolled citizen of the Colville Tribes, Amelia’s heritage is Okanogan, Moses-Columbia, Arrow Lakes, Palus and Chief Joseph Band of Nez Perce. Her work includes environmental regulation of land use and development permits, advising on climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, facilitating public involvement in review processes, and education outreach on climate, food, and environmental justice.


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