Climate change continues to impact all of us, yet most climate adaptation planning tools fail to address the needs, cultures, perspectives, or values of Indigenous and Tribal communities. 

In response to that problem, the Climate Change Response Framework, a collaboration between multiple Federal, state and local agencies working “to incorporate climate change considerations into natural resource management,” has released a “Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu” to provide a framework to integrate Indigenous and “traditional knowledge, culture, language, and history into the climate adaptation planning process.”

The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu is based on Ojibwe and Menominee concepts, languages, perspectives, and values, and was designed to be adapted by other Tribal and Indigenous communities, cultures, and languages as well as non-Indigenous partners.

It was developed by multiple collaborators from academic, government, intertribal, and Tribal entities in the Great Lakes region. It is “an extensive collection of climate change adaptation actions for natural resource management,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. 

Never miss Indian Country’s biggest stories and breaking news. Sign up to get our reporting sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning. 

Climate Change Response Framework is a collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Park Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center,  U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey, and many state and local governments and organizations.

The Menu is available for download on the Great Lakes Indian Fisheries and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) website.

More Stories Like This

Deb Haaland Bans Oil and Gas Drilling on Public Lands Around Chaco Canyon
Ariz. Governor Backs Tribes, Urges President Biden to Designate Grand Canyon National Monument
Aja DeCoteau to Become First Native American to Serve on National Park System Advisory Board
Secretary Haaland, Tribes Talk Conservation, Proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Monument During Grand Canyon Visit 
Feds Pause Progress of Mine that Tribal Leaders Say Will Destroy Sacred Indigenous Site in Arizona

Native News is free to read.

We hope you enjoyed the story you've just read. For the past dozen years, we’ve covered the most important news stories that are usually overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools.

Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps.  Most readers donate between $10 and $25 to help us cover the costs of salaries, travel and maintaining our digital platforms. If you’re in a position to do so, we ask you to consider making a recurring donation of $12 per month to join the Founder's Circle. All donations help us remain a force for change in Indian Country and tell the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.

Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you. 

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online StaffEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Native News Online is one of the most-read publications covering Indian Country and the news that matters to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous people. Reach out to us at [email protected].