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New Report Highlights Effects Of Climate Change On Indigenous People, Culture, Land


Researchers from the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals this week released a report on the State of Tribes and Climate Change. It examines the disproportionate effect climate change has on Indigenous people, lands and culture, as well as the added strain tribes experience as they respond to damaging climate events. The STACC report builds on another report released in August by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or ITEP, a tribal institute at Northern Arizona University. Nearly 100 authors representing diverse entities and perspectives contributed to the report, a first of its kind to be produced in the United States. ITEP program managers say governments should work with tribal nations and support their sovereignty and self-determination in making decisions about protecting land, air and water.