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 (email@example.com) for more information or to inquire about getting an activity added to the list.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe will organize a series of five workshops to provide training and education for the staff and students from the 12 federally recognized tribes of North Dakota and…
The 2017 drought was a rapid-onset event for northeast Montana, the Dakotas, and the Canadian Prairies during the spring and summer of 2017. It was the worst drought to impact the U.S. Northern…
This project aims to provide trainings and workshops for the nine tribes of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa that will assist tribal leaders, program coordinators, planners, and managers develop and…
The University of Arizona’s CLIMAS program and the Native Nations Institute, in conjunction with the U.S. Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, hosted “Supporting Tribal Data Governance for…
In order to ensure the inclusion of indigenous perspectives in the implementation of the regional drought early warning systems (DEWS), NIDIS launched a Tribal Drought Engagement Project in…
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