Tribal Perspectives on Resilience

Climate Science Alliance Co-Director and Community Resilience Lead, Althea Walker, joined the Resilient Nation Partnership Network (RNPN) and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) for a conversation on Tribal Perspectives on Resilience.



Climate Science Alliance Co-Director and Community Resilience Lead, Althea Walker, joined the Resilient Nation Partnership Network (RNPN) and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) for a conversation on Tribal Perspectives on Resilience. The gathering took place virtually on Wednesday, May 25 with over 320 participants listening in.

The conversation included a number of great speakers including Nikki Cooley, Diné Nation; Indigenous Scientist and Educator; and Co-Manager, Tribes & Climate Change Program, ITEP; James Charles, President, Volya Innovative Solutions; Consultant for Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Environmental Resource Management Department; Kenneth Weitzel, Natural Resource Specialist, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska; and

Amelia Marchand, Co-Creator, L.I.G.H.T. Foundation & Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis


The event was part of the RNPN’s Resilience Exchange series. It offers monthly sessions to share knowledge on a particular area of hazard resilience. The RNPN has representation from over 1,500 organizations. They help communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate-related events.


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