SWAF Day 2

Day two will include a hands-on training experience for practitioners interested in cultivating meaningful and authentic collaborations with Indigenous communities.

Welcome and Blessing

9:00 AM PST

Join Nikki Cooley – Co-Manager of the Tribes' Climate Change Program at the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals – and Althea Walker – Tribal Climate Adaptation Science Liaison for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium at the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center – for a welcome and blessing to begin Day 2 of the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum.

Tribal Sovereignty 101

9:10 AM PST

Learn about the principles of Tribal sovereignty.

Understanding Tribal Sovereignty

9:30 AM PST

Join the panel discussion on the various aspects of sovereignty, moderated by the MC of the day, Melodie Lopez of Indigenous Strategies LLC. Panelists will represent different aspects of sovereignty, including political Tribal sovereignty, Indigenous data sovereignty, and the rights of nature.

Stretch Break

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM PST

Active Listening: The Story of Water

10:55 AM PST

Join us to learn about the different types of listening skills you can use with Tribal partners and have a chance to practice your skills in a fun interactive workshop.

Lunch Break

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM PST

Wisdom & Reciprocity: Collaborating with Tribal Nations

12:25 PM PST

Listen in on a panel offering wisdom from several different perspectives on the importance of centering reciprocity while establishing and maintaining partnerships with Tribes.

Stretch Break

1:25 PM - 1:35 PM PST

Planning for Full and Equal Partnership and the Longevity of Collaborations

1:35 PM PST

Join a panel discussion on the importance of consultation and relationship building prior to project collaboration and before any times of crises, all while engaging with your forum workbook to dive deeper.

Closing Remarks

2:35 PM PST

Join Althea Walker – Tribal Climate Adaptation Science Liaison for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium at the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center – for the day's closing remarks.

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What

2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum

When

April 6 - 8, 2021

Where

Join this virtual event from anywhere!

Contact Us

Questions? Connect with event organizers at info@climatesciencealliance.org