• 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.


  • 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.