Concurrent Session: Wetlands and management in a changing climate
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thu
TITLE: Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A tribal climate adaptation menu for indigenous-led adaptation planning
ABSTRACT: The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu (TAM), which was developed by a diverse group of collaborators representing tribal, academic, intertribal, and government entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, provides a framework to integrate Indigenous knowledge, culture, language, and history into the climate adaptation and wetland management planning process. Manoomin (wild rice) projects that have employed the strategies included in the TAM will be used as example cases. If you are working on wetlands within or near tribal lands, this presentation will help you to learn how the TAM may be used as a tool to help you overcome communication barriers with tribal partners, emphasize tribal priorities in wetland management, and support overall tribal engagement in the environment.
BIO: Bazile Panek recently graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies. He works at the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission as the Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu Coordinator. In this position, he collaborates with Tribal communities and non-tribal agencies to integrate Indigenous knowledge into climate change adaptation.