The Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians (ATNI), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), and Pacific Northwest Tribes are hosting the National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit from October 2020 to May 2021. The Summit is convening Tribal Leaders, youth, and staff from Tribal Nations, First Nations, and Indigenous communities worldwide and will begin with a series of virtual sessions focused on critical climate change topics. Collectively, participants will have an opportunity to engage in presentations and discussions around three goals:
- Build on the knowledge and shared experiences of climate change impacts.
- Learn how to use our traditional knowledge to develop approaches that assert Tribal leadership and perspectives in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resiliency.
- Foster pathways to influence climate policy regionally, nationally, and internationally.
The Summit includes internationally renowned plenary speakers, participatory breakout sessions, youth sessions, climate solution exhibition, and more. The Summit will culminate in developing a platform to ensure that Tribal Nations, First Nations, and Indigenous communities are leading in moving climate policy forward in the United States and worldwide.