Angela Kathleen Hacker - Prosper Sustainability, Shasta Gaughen - Pala Band of Mission Indians
From fire to food insecurity, climate change is a global health threat and tribal communities are on the front lines. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce adverse effects on tribal well-being. While many communities are ready to take action to safeguard themselves, the process of fact-finding can be overwhelming. Presenters from the National Tribal Climate Health Project (led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians) will share tools and resources that make it easier for tribes to collect and analyze climate and health data, community input, and strategies for vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans that are rooted in science, traditional knowledge, and community values.