Indigenous and Climate Science Partnerships: Developing Pathways from Knowledge to Collaborative Actions

Session ID#: 26837

Session Description:
Around the world, Indigenous communities are experiencing the effects of a changing climate including more extreme weather events, deepening their vulnerabilities to disastrous outcomes. At the same time, many Indigenous communities possess traditional knowledge that can provide adaptive capacity to reduce disaster risks and alleviate vulnerability. Collaborations in which traditional knowledge and technical scientific knowledge, both driven by observations, co-inform one another can lead to deeper insights into physical processes behind climate-driven hazards. Additionally, collaboration can situate scientific knowledge in ways that elevate community-based decision making so that adaptation efforts support community rights and goals. This session convenes participants from several programs in the United States that foster collaboration between scientific and Indigenous communities predicated on the premise that drawing from a diverse array of backgrounds leads to more and better solutions to adaptation challenges. Speakers will address the processes, methods, and benefits of Indigenous-scientific collaboration.
Primary Convener:  Heather Lazrus, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Julie Maldonado, US Global Change Research Program, Washington D.C., DC, United States, Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Theresa Dardar, First People’s Conservation Council, Terrebonne Parish, LA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, Natural Hazards, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4321 Climate impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4330 Vulnerability [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4332 Disaster resilience [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lisa Sheffield Guy, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Helen V Wiggins, ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Mary-Beth Schreck, National Weather Service, Alaska Sea Ice Program, Anchorage, AK, United States and Vera K Metcalf, Kawerak, Inc., Nome, AK, United States
Alexander Petersen1, Elina Nasser2, Daniel Stone3, Meade Krosby4, Lara Whitley-Binder5, Harriet Morgan4, David E Rupp6, Kathie Dello7, Meghan M Dalton7, Michelle Fox8 and Kim Rodgers9, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Adaptation International, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, ID, United States, (4)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)King County, Seattle, WA, United States, (6)Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (8)The Bridge Studio, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)Adaptation International, Seattle, WA, United States
Brian William Miller, USGS, North Central Climate Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Dominique M. Davíd-Chavez, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Craig Elevitch, Agroforestry Net, Holualoa, HI, United States, Ava Hamilton, Arapaho, Boulder, CO, United States; Native American Producers Alliance, Boulder, CO, United States, Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Katherine D. Jones, Battelle Ecology, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, United States, Robert Rabin, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States, Alyssa Rosemartin, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ, United States; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, M. Kalani Souza, Olohana Foundation, Paauilo, HI, United States, Elena Sparrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States and Members of the Indigenous Phenology Network
Frank J Marsik, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Ellie L. Masters, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, United States and Carolan Sonderegger, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Peshawbestown, MI, United States
Christopher Michae Caldwell, College of Menominee Nation, Sustainable Development Institute, Keshena, WI, United States
Elena B Sparrow1, Malinda Chase2,3, Jessica Brunacini4 and Katie Spellman1, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Alaska Climate Science Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)Aleutians Pribilof Islands Association, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (4)Columbia Climate Center, New York, NY, United States
Julie Maldonado1, Heather Lazrus2 and Bob Gough2, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Maia Hoeberechts, Cathryn Hale, Monika Pelz and Mercedes Alexandra McLean, Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada
Elizabeth Marino, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Annie Weyiouanna, Native Village of Shishmaref (IRA), Shishmaref, AK, United States

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