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Developing resilience to natural and cultural dimensions of climate change: Tribal perspectives and applications

Building on currently available resources and on the prior climate adaptation experiences of our team, which includes tribal staff and a cultural anthropologist who is also an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, researchers will co-develop a guidebook for tribal adaptation. This guidebook will bring a tribal focus to adaptation planning and building resilience, in the context of existing tribal priorities, and will include traditional and local knowledge as well as western scientific resources and tools. Under the direction of an advisory group, the guidebook will be ‘road-tested’ with several tribes, two of which have already been identified, and then revised at least once before being released.

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Fiscal Year Funded 2016

Project Managers Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

Partners Adaptation International , Quinault Indian Nation , Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Geographic Area Oregon, Washington