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.
For more information on Learning Network activities, email us at .
September 22, 2021 9:30 am - 10:45 am
ITEP Webinar: Status of Tribes and Climate Change ReportITEP is hosting an introductory webinar on the recently-released Status of Tribes and Climate Change report.
More information to follow.
September 23, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Another Climate Report: Responsibility, A Quick Guide and Accountability
Many of our AK Indigenous People express the responsibility to family, village and broader community in the values identified by our Elders. As leaders, this responsibility relates to accountability and action. In 2019, Youth and Elders at the AK Federation of Natives passed a resolution that clearly calls out our climate crisis and the need to act. More recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) and the Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Reports were released with some significant and key messages. In this webinar, senior climate scientist Dr. John Walsh will highlight a Quick Guide to Climate reports including their purpose, how they are created, some key messages for Alaska, and how they might be used with other information in climate change adaptation work. Indigenous climate activist and creative, Princess Daazhraii Johnson, explores our individual and collective responsibility to act and the need for leadership in all arenas of governance/government to be accountable to the messages in timely climate reports and act on behalf of our children and humanity as a whole.
The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network Team
Megan Pittas - Alaska Fellow
Jerilyn Kelly - City of Quinhagak Mayor, Calista Shareholder, Native Village of Kwinhagak member (Working Group Member)
Diane Sam - Private land/community planner, Iñupiat with family roots on the Arctic Slope and in the Interior (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