About the Summit
In partnership with the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Climate Science Alliance is excited to co-host the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (SWTCCS).
Join us May 16-18, 2022 for this year's theme:
"Exploring the Fire Within Us"
The 2022 SWTCCS will build upon key takeaways from the 2019 SWTCCS held in Idyllwild, CA. In 2022, we will once again bring together Tribal leaders, professionals, and community members from across the Southwest to explore the kinship with fire and its role in community, conservation, and climate change adaptation while putting our own unique twist with hands-on activities, networking, and professional training opportunities.
Registration for the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit is now open!
Registration is required for this interactive, leadership-style retreat. Tribal professionals, community members, and staff receive priority registration. All others interested in attending the Summit will fill out a brief application linked within the registration pathway, and be notified by the SWTCCS planning team upon application acceptance with instructions to complete the registration process.
The registration fee ($75) for accepted applicants is due in April; the SWTCCS planning team will provide payment instructions in the coming months. A limited number of scholarships to attend the Summit are available – to learn more, please contact us.
May 16 - 18, 2022
This event will be a three-day gathering, with engaging discussions and activities centered around the kinship with fire and its role in community, conservation, and climate change adaptation. Summit attendees are encouraged to stay at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort located in Pala, CA from May 16-18, 2022. Booking and travel information will be provided upon registration confirmation. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us.
The health, safety, and well-being of everyone involved with the 2022 SWTCCS is of top priority for the planning team. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will follow precautions and protocols set by our location host, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, as well as local health authorities and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Any updates to the Summit programming will be provided on this webpage. All who apply and/or register for the Summit will be notified of updates by email – otherwise, please subscribe to our newsletter.
Photos by Condor Visual Media, featuring David Streamer, taken on the homelands of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians.
David Streamer, Los Coyotes Executive Council Member
2L at Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University
We invite you to join us in sponsoring the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, and the collaborative efforts of the Summit co-hosts, so we can continue providing quality programming at little to no cost to participants and work collaboratively to advance Indigenous-led climate adaptation throughout our region and beyond.
Thank you to the Summit co-hosts and supporters who have made the 2022 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit possible.