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Climate change impacts are complicated and interrelated, and planning for adaptation requires the participation of everyone. As CTUIR begins to think about these impacts on traditional First Foods and develop an adaptation plan, gathering meaningful participation from tribal departments, community, and government requires a level of understanding about climate change science that may not be shared by all. Developing a communication strategy that cuts across disciplines and speaks to varying levels of scientific background will ensure the larger tribal community and their cultural resource priorities are accurately represented in the final product. This webinar will introduce the CTUIR and their First Foods concept that drives their governance, provide an overview of anticipated climate impacts to these precious cultural resources, and discuss the development of climate change science communication that ties impacts to First Foods and other aspects of tribal life.
Presented by Colleen Sanders, Climate Adaptation Planner, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Dept. of Natural Resources