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Tribal Engagement Workshop: Extreme Events and Drought Resiliency

Event Date & Time

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Central Time
Rapid City, SD

Opportunities to identify, share, and deploy:

  • Events and drought impacts on Tribal Lands
  • Partnerships to facilitate water management, drought early warning, and responses to extreme events
  • Resources and points of contact for emergency managers and planners

Meeting agenda (pdf)
Report on the workshop (pdf)


Presentations from the workshop

Climate/Drought in the Missouri River Basin (pdf) – Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist

Building Indigenous Sustainability through Energy and Housing (pdf) – Bob Gough, Intertribal COUP

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (pdf) – Viswatej Attili

Climate Change and Invasion: Does a Loss of Ecological Integrity Affect the Cultural Expression of an Indigenous Culture? (pdf) – Valerie A. Small, Ph.D., Wolf Mountain Environmental

Usable Research into Usable Information (pdf) – Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) (pdf) – Martha Shulski

Climate Early Warning Services for the Missouri Basin (pdf) – Doug Kluck, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Resources and Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline on the Rosebud Rural Water System (pdf) – Syed Huq, Rosebud Sioux Nation

Tribal Colleges and Universities: Working Toward Tribal Resilience (pdf) – Al Kuslikis, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Stream Health Monitoring: A First Step to Adapting to a Changing Climate: Protecting Unci Maka and Sustainable Economies (pdf) – Charles Jason Tinant, Oglala Lakota College

Lessons Learned from Tribal Drought Planning (pdf) – Cody Knutson, National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

Opportunities with Agencies and Partners (pdf) – Jeff Morisette, North Central Climate Science Center



High Plains Climate Region


North Dakota
South Dakota

DEWS Regions

Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System