• Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals: Tribes and Climate Change

    The ITEP Tribes and Climate Change website provides information and resources tailored to helping Native people gain a better understanding of climate change and its impacts on their communities. The website contains basic climate-change information; profiles of tribes in diverse regions of the U.S., including Alaska, who are coping with climate change impacts; audio files of elders discussing the issue from traditional perspectives; and resources and contacts to help develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.  ITEP also conducts training workshops on Climate Adaptation Planning targeted towards tribal environmental and natural resource professionals.


  • SC-CSC 2014 Tribal Annual Progress Report - High Resolution

    This is the South Central Climate Science Center’s tribal annual progress report for the period of March 1, 2014, to February 28, 2015. The tribal annual progress report summarizes our tribal engagement activities and the development of the Tribal Engagement Strategy (USGS Circular 1396). This version of the tribal annual progress report contains high resolution graphics and has a file size of ~3.5 MB.


  • SC-CSC 2014 Tribal Annual Progress Report - Low Resolution

    This is the South Central Climate Science Center’s tribal annual progress report for the period of March 1, 2014, to February 28, 2015. The tribal annual progress report summarizes our tribal engagement activities and the development of the Tribal Engagement Strategy (USGS Circular 1396). This version of the tribal annual progress report contains low resolution graphics and has a file size of less than 1 MB.


  • Navajo Nation Drought Contingency Plan

    This Drought Contingency Plan provides the Navajo Nation with a simpler and more streamlined tool to determine in a timely manner the appropriate actions to minimize drought impacts.


  • Zuni Drought Contingency Plan

    The Zuni Drought Contingency Plan provides the tribe with a policy system for monitoring, assessing and mitigating drought conditions on Zuni lands.


  • Oglala Sioux Sustainable Development Plan

    Oyate Omniciye’ is a regional sustainability plan developed by the Oglala Sioux to:
    • Continue the healing and strengthening of our people by bolstering identity and opportunity through the unique and beautiful perspective of Lakota knowledge, culture, and language.
    • Reinvigorate a thriving, dynamic, and robust society where all share in the benefits.
    • Honor our connections with the Earth and seek out ways to protect her environment.
    • Create meaningful economic and job opportunities that reignite cultural identity.
    • Promote and enhance public health, and awareness of healthy alternatives.
    • Provide and enhance infrastructure, housing, and social services at an affordable cost.