About this event
Increasing impacts from climate change are testing the resiliency of Native peoples and cultures throughout the West. As sovereign peoples and nations whose waters and lands are integral to their traditions, livelihoods and well-being, they are the first and most severely affected by both gradual and sudden onset of climate events, such as sea-level rise, droughts, heatwaves and fires. Despite the rhetoric of racial equity in the public and philanthropic sectors, equitable policies and grantmaking practices that support the sovereignty of Tribal communities and territories in their implementation of climate and disaster resilience solutions remain aspirational.
As Native peoples seek to advance their self-determination and sovereignty in the face of climate change, philanthropy can play an outsized role. Supporting the innovations born out of centuries of traditional knowledge, practices and ingenuity in tribal communities and territories, allows us all to effectively mitigate, prepare for, and respond and recover from extreme climate events.
In this two-session series, you will:
- Understand climate risks and impacts facing Tribal communities and how they intersect with Tribal histories, sovereignty, land and water, cultures, and health and socioeconomic wellbeing
- Learn how philanthropy can be good partners with Tribal communities and territories in addressing climate resilience
- Gain tools to amplify and scale indigenous practices to address complex environmental crises
- Learn about opportunities for partnerships with Tribal communities, particularly within the context of climate and disaster resiliency
- Session 1: Tuesday, November 16, 12-1:30 pm PST
- Session 2: Thursday, December 9, 9:30-11:00 am PST
Hosted by Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Groundworks New Mexico, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Philanthropy California, Philanthropy Colorado, Philanthropy Northwest and Smart Growth California/The Funders Network.