This webinar is the fourth of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center's Actionable Climate Science Skills-building Webinar Series. This webinar series is designed to help those engaged in climate science research better understand the range of approaches for developing actionable science. Each webinar explores ways to support effective collaborations between scientific researchers and natural resource managers.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
This webinar provides an introduction to key considerations and best practices associated with conducting climate adaptation research in partnership with tribal communities. Topics 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. She advises on climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, facilitates public involvement in review processes, manages the assessment and cleanup of hazardous waste and materials on the Colville Reservation and enforces the Tribal Hazardous Substances Control Act.