The 2019 Tribal Climate Camp, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will take place June 16-21, 2019 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station in Polson, Montana. The Tribal Climate Camp is designed to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners and program managers to build skills, gather information and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. This week-long program will help build individual and team capacity to lead and manage for climate change and adaptation across departments within a tribe, and between tribes and partner agencies and organizations.
Participants may include tribal climate change staff, policy leaders, Tribal Council, natural resource and environmental managers and staff, administrators, department staff from health, public works, education, housing, or other relevant positions interested in engaging in climate change planning. Although participants will need to cover their own transportation expenses to and from the camp, ATNI will cover all other expenses including food, lodging, local transportation and curriculum.
The 2019 Tribal Camp is organized through a collaboration of Tribal and non-tribal partners including the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Institute for Tribal Government (ITG), United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
Applications are due by March 1st, 2019.