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Title: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals


1
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • NTF / NTAA Climate Change Panel
  • June 5, 2008
  • Cal Seciwa, ITEP Director

2
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • Current climate change initiatives include
  • 1. Cooperative agreement with EPAs Office of
    Atmospheric Programs
  • 2. Tribal climate change courses through the
    AIAQTP program
  • 3. Development of Native American Sustainable
    Energy Resource Center (NASERC)
  • 4. Education and outreach for K-12 students and
    teachers

3
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs Cooperative
    Agreement
  • 12 month project January 1, 08 - Dec. 31, 08
  • Three primary tasks
  • Outreach and communication with Native American
    tribes and Native Alaskan Villages on climate
    change impacts, mitigation and adaptation issues.
  • Development of communication and outreach tools,
    such as a website, for climate change
    information, tools, and resources.
  • Development of a report that provides an overview
    of impacts and recommendations from tribes for
    addressing climate change.

4
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • EPA OAP Cooperative Agreement
  • Task 1 Outreach Communications Attending
    meetings and conferences to discuss project and
    seek tribal input.
  • National Wildlife Federation tribal climate
    change meeting, Albuquerque, NM, March 2008
  • NTEC conference, Santa Fe, NM April 2008
  • NTF/NTAA conference, Las Vegas, NV June 2008
  • NTCEM Conference, Billings, MT, June 2008
  • And many one-on-one conversations by phone and
    email with tribal environmental and natural
    resource staff

5
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • EPA OAP Cooperative Agreement
  • Task 2 Development of a Tribal Climate Change
    Website in progress.
  • Profiling tribal climate change issues and
    projects from Alaska, Maine, Florida, the Great
    Plains, Southwest, Northwest, Great Lakes, Great
    Basin and beyond.
  • Identifying organizations with resources and
    information to assist tribes address their
    climate change concerns.
  • And looking for your input and suggestions.

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ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • EPA OAP Cooperative Agreement
  • Task 3 Final Report Recommendations
  • We would like to hear from you!!! Please contact
    ITEP if you want to submit a comment or
    recommendation to EPA on what it can do to better
    meet tribal needs and interests.

8
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • AIAQTP Tribal Climate Change Course
  • New course developed this year!
  • August 19-22, 2008 Flagstaff, AZ
  • Registration for the course is now open
  • Lead coordinator Sue Wotkyns
    phone 928-523-1488
  • Limited number of travel scholarships available

9
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • Native American Sustainable Energy Resource
    Center (NASERC)
  • Proposal and concept paper have been developed
    for prospective sponsors
  • Will be designed to provide tribes with Energy
    Efficiency and Renewable Energy development
    assistance.
  • Will also seek to promote Native American
    workforce development in Green industries.
  • Partnerships developed with NAU College of
    Business Center for American Indian Economic
    Development, and College of Engineering Natural
    Sciences

10
ITEP Climate Change Initiatives
  • K-12 Education Outreach with Students and
    Teachers
  • Access to age appropriate science / climate
    change curriculum
  • Can provide presentations to students and
    teachers on-site at tribal communities/schools
  • Can provide learning opportunities at NAU
  • Contact Mansel Nelson 928-523-1275

11
ITEP Contact Info
  • Cal Seciwa ITEP Director
  • Phone 928-523-9651
  • Email Cal.Seciwa_at_nau.edu
  • Website http//www4.nau.edu/itep/
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