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(Re)building Indigenous Governance with Breanne Lavallee-Heckert Podcast

(Re)building Indigenous Governance with Breanne Lavallee-Heckert (Podcast Episode)

In this episode, Heather and, guest host, Carey Newman have a conversation with Métis activist Breanne Lavallee-Heckert. When we spoke with Breanne, she was the Research Director for Indigenous Climate Action, an Indigenous-led organization that works on connecting and supporting Indigenous…

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Data Sources to Assess Tribal Climate and Health Impacts.jpg

Data Sources to Assess Tribal Climate and Health Impacts

One of the most time consuming and difficult aspects of conducting climate change and health vulnerability assessments is finding data to assess. Before tracking down data, you’ll first need to identify the most meaningful and measurable indicators to help you determine the severity and likelihood…

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Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding

Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding

Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding is a report produced by AGU, a global not-for-profit scientific society dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity. The report is reviewed by leading experts in these fields. From devastating…

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Tribal Climate Tools To Engage Community & Build Resilience

Tribal Climate Tools To Engage Community & Build Resilience

The following toolkit is designed to support Tribal efforts to prepare vulnerability assessments, and adaptation and resilienceplans. The toolkit includes approaches to community engagement as well as methodologies and tactics to set priorities and develop step by step blueprints to map adaptive…

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The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person A Yurok Tribe resolution

The Klamath River Now Has the Legal Rights of a Person

This summer, the Yurok Tribe declared rights of personhood for the Klamath River — likely the first to do so for a river in North America. A concept previously restricted to humans (and corporations), “rights of personhood” means, most simply, that an individual or entity has rights, and they’re…

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Michael K. Mitchell: Perspectives on Leadership and Nation Building

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Grand Chief Michael K. Mitchell discusses the Akwesasne Mohawk's effort to regain control over their own affairs, and offers his advice to leaders who are working to regain jurisdiction over their lands and resources as well as rebuild their nations.

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Passamaquoddy Tribe Amends Fishery Law to Protect Its Citizens from State Threat

Passamaquoddy Tribe Amends Fishery Law to Protect Its Citizens from State Threat

The Passamaquoddy Tribe’s fishery law has been amended to implement individual catch quotas for the lucrative elver season that began on April 5. While the quota system conforms to a new state law, Passamaquoddy leaders stressed that the change was made to both protect tribal citizens and conserve…