Indigenous experiences and perspectives of drought vary greatly across the United States, and to ensure the inclusion of these perspectives into the implementation of the Drought Early Warning Systems, NIDIS developed the NIDIS Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy: 2021–2025. The Strategy aims to integrate indigenous perspectives into NIDIS’s work, and by doing so, NIDIS hopes to foster a culturally appropriate engagement practice and work with tribal nations as equal partners in preparing for and responding to drought.
Tribal Engagement Activities
The following table highlights NIDIS and partners’ tribal engagement activities that are ongoing efforts related to at least one of the components of drought early warning. Please contact Crystal Stiles (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to inquire about getting an activity added to the list.
This series of monthly webinars closely examined developing drought conditions and summer weather and climate patterns across new mexico tribal lands. These occurred on the fourth thursday of each…
This project sought to develop drought adaptation plans for the Flandreau Santee Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This project is unique in that it is sponsored in part by the Great Plains…
This project focused on developing drought adaptation plans for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. This project is unique in that it is being sponsored in part by the Great Plains…
The goal of this project is to build technical capacity for conducting climate vulnerability assessments focused on the tribal water resources of four reservations—Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Standing…
The Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project identifies and addresses impacts of climate change on tribal farmers and ranchers in the Great Basin, Southwest, and Northern Rockies. When the COVID…
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