OA Alliance Webinar Recording (60 minutes)

June 11, 2019

Tribes and Indigenous Communities on the Front Lines: Understanding Tribal Treaty Rights and Actions to Advance Ocean Acidification and Ocean/ Climate Management Strategies

Agenda- PART ONE:

(1) Welcome and Introductions 

(2) Formation and Desired Outcomes of the Local Communities and Indigenous People’s Platform of the UNFCCC, Andrea Carmen North American Representative of the LCIPP and International Indian Treaty Council 

  • What is the LCIPP, why was it formed?
  • What is unique about the UNFCCC process and what does the Platform help to ensure?
  • How is representation or membership of the Platform decided? How can tribal, first nation, sovereign and indigenous leaders get involved?
  • How will climate change impacts to ocean resources and communities be incorporated into the Platform’s work?

(3) Tribal Treaty Rights in Washington and Impacts on Habitat Strategy, Justin Parker Executive Director of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC)

  • What is the NWIFC and why was it created?
  • What does it mean for the tribes to be co-managers of natural resources?
  • Why has the NWIFC and treaty tribe members decided to engage and lead both in Washington and internationally through the OA Alliance and other venues?


Agenda- PART TWO:

(4) LEO Network: Sharing observations to help us understand environmental and community health impacts of our changing world, Tom Okey 

  • What is the LEO Network?
  • What kind of decision-making has the Network helped to inform or hopes to inform in the future?
  • How have tribes and first nations in Alaska and BC utilized the Network?

(5) Makah Tribe Ocean and Climate Policy Leadership, Katie Wrubel, Natural Resource Policy Analyst

  • What are the Tribe’s key focus areas of natural resource management?
  • Why has the Makah Tribe decided to lead on local impacts of climate change and engage in international platforms like the OA Alliance?
  • What components, actions and collaborations might be included in the Makah Tribe’s OA Action Plan?

(6) Alaska OA Tribal Monitoring Network- Weekly Samples and Analysis, Tom Lance, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak



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