Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network (AK TRLN) is a community of learning, sharing, technical assistance, training, and support for Alaska Tribes, Leadership, and Indigenous communities as they respond and adapt to the current and future impacts of climate change.
This system of support is designed for Alaska Tribes and Indigenous communities that are working towards their climate adaptation priorities, especially those that have received BIA Tribal Resilience Program funding.
Alaska Tribes and Indigenous communities working on their Tribal climate adaptation plan are encouraged to participate in the learning network.
March 2, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ITEP Tribal Resilience Program Funding InformationREGISTER FOR ITEP WEBINAR HERE
This webinar is an installment in ITEP's Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series which are available on the ITEP Tribes and Climate Change website under the Trainings and Events tab.
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021Time: 10:00am (Hawaii), 11:00am (Alaska), 12:00pm (Pacific), 1:00pm (Mountain), 2:00pm (Central), 3:00pm (Eastern)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the availability of funding through the Tribal Climate Resilience Program and please visit the BIA website for more information. Proposals are due Friday, April 23, 2021.
The Tribal Climate Resilience Program supports tribes preparing for climate change that impacts tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The Program will also provide funding for projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning.
ITEP is honored to host the BIA for this webinar which will provide information about available funding for Tribal activities that support Tribal climate adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. Please join us to learn more about this funding opportunity. There will be time to ask BIA any questions which may support your proposal.
Presenters: Rachael Novak, Acting BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program CoordinatorAlyssa Samoy, BIA Natural Resources SpecialistJo Ann Metcalfe, Certified Grants Specialist - U.S Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs
March 10, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Highlighting examples of what the Tribal Resilience Program, (TRP) has funded in the pastIn this session panelists will share their projects and planning approaches for addressing climate change utilizing the Tribal Resilience Program funding opportunity.
Raymond Paddock, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Kenneth Weitzel, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Philomena Keyes, Village of Kotlik
Malinda Chase, Alaska Tribal Resilience Liaison
March 17, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Language in Climate Change PlanningIn this session panelists Nikki Cooley and Kristin Timm will discuss terms used in climate change adaptation planning that will be helpful when preparing a TRP proposal.
March 18, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Understanding the Difference Between a Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Desktop Report
In the last Pre-TRP Application session, panelists will provide overviews and examples of desktop reports, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments and discuss how these documents are used in the climate adaptation planning process.REGISTER HERE
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network Team
Jerilyn Kelly - Mayor of Quinhagak
(Working Group Member)
(Working Group Member)
Ryan Toohey - USGS Science Applications Coordinator and Hydrologist
Jeremy Littell - USGS Lead Scientist
Mike DeLue - AK CASC Science Communicator
Molly Tankersley- AK CASC Science Communicator
Nathan Kettle - Research Assistant Professor
As a council, we need to think about how we’re going to deal with this.”
– Iliamna Leadership, 2019
"Our Elders talked about changes before passing away because they knew the changes by observing. Never used to believe them, but now I do.”
– Kwigillingok community member, 2019