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PAGE 194 ASSERTING NATIVE RESILIENCE: PACIFIC RIM INDIGENOUS NATIONS FACE THE CLIMATE CRISIS PROJECT Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute (NIARI) Founded in 1999 to expand the services that ἀ e Evergreen State College can offer Northwest tribes, assisting them to meet their economic, governance, and resource goals. At the same time, the Institute has provided additional, real-life learning opportunities for Evergreen students. Alan Parker, Director, Climate Change and Paciἀc Rim Indigenous Nations Project NIARI project initiated in 2006 to document effects of climate change on Native homelands, describe examples of Indigenous nation responses at local and international levels, and recommend future paths for Indigenous nation governments to consider. Project page with updated links, PowerPoint, and community organizing booklet available for download. Zoltán Grossman, Faculty website: Evergreen Native Programs Native American and World Indigenous Peoples Studies (NAWIPS) undergraduate Olympia program, Reservation -Based / Community-Determined Program, Master of Public Administration / Tribal Concentration, and Longhouse Education and Cultural Center. NATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES Examples of Model Projects and Groups, Organized around NIARI Recommendations Yakama Makah Quileute Hoh Quinault Lower Elwha Klallam Jamestown S'Klallam Skokomish Squaxin Island Nisqually Puyallup Muckleshoot Stillaguamish Port Gamble S'Klallam Swinomish Lummi Nooksack Upper Skagit SaukSuiattle Shoalwater Bay Tulalip Suquamish Chehalis Neah Bay 1855 Quinault 1855 Medicine Creek 1854 Point No Point 1855 Point Elliot 1855 C A S C A D E R A N G E Vancouver Island OLYMPIC RANGE San Juan Islands Mount Baker Mount Rainier Mount St. Helens Kitsap Pen Portland Seattle Tacoma Bellingham Olympia Victoria Aberdeen Astoria Port Angeles Everett Lyle Wa s h i n g t o n O r e g o n British Columbia C A N A D A WESTERN WASHINGTON TRIBES PACIFIC OCEAN Puget Sound Strait of Juan de Fuca Grays Harbor Willapa Bay Hood Canal Elliot Bay SALISH SEA Strait of Georgia Treaty-ceded lands of western Washington tribes Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) tribes Other Washington reservations Treaty boundaries of NWIFC tribes Treaty name and year Key dam Neah Bay 1855 0 25 50 Miles 25 50 Kilometers 0© Map by Zoltán Grossman: PAGE 195 V. NATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES / CONTRIBUTORS’ BIOGRAPHIES tribal peoples will have the expertise within their own communities to make good decisions. Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (Dr. Daniel Wildcat) cfm?PC=6120 AIS, Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS 660446 (785) 832-6677 office • (785) 832-6643 fax and Paciἀc Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network Formed in 2009 to provide guidance and assist with outreach on tribal climate change efforts. (503) 808-2018 or (541) 346-5777 or Planning for Seven Generations March 2008 conference in Boulder, CO, that approached climate change from perspectives rooted in Indigenous experiences and present-day science, to point to shared strategies for understanding, adapting to, and mitigating climate change. generations (785) 832-6677 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States A 2009 report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program, documenting climate change effects in each U.S. region, using accessible language and graphics. National Wildlife Federation (Tribal Lands Program) A forum for tribes to share first-hand, on-the-ground accounts of climate change and its impacts on their economic, natural, and cultural resources. Has organized a series of conferences on tribal energy and climate issues since 2006. (303) 786-8001 or (303) 441-5153 or Climate Impacts Group University of Washington interdisciplinary research group studying the regional impacts of climate change and working to increase the resilience of the Pacific Northwest in the face of fluctuations in climate. UW Center for Science in the Earth System, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Box 355672, Seattle, WA 98195-5672 (206) 221-0222 or (206) 616-5350 or 1. SHARING INFORMATION Educate tribal membership on the present and future effects of climate change on tribal homelands...


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