Over 40 attendees from across the U.S. connect for a memorable and meaningful 2023 Tribal Climate and Health Adaptation Summit

We want to thank the knowledgeable Tribal serving practitioners and partners from across the country that dedicated two days to coming together to learn and teach about climate and health adaptation. In addition to training each other, we shared, helped, and connected. We remembered. We held space for hard feelings. We prayed. We celebrated and recognized strengths, leadership, and progress. We breathed, stretched, walked, and rested. Below we’ve captured some of the special moments. We are currently processing recordings, slides, and other materials and resources that we will share.

Access 2023 Summit Materials – Click here to access & download resources from our speakers and organizers of this year’s Summit

Below is the finalized Day I & Day II agenda.

About the Training

Summit Timing: November 8-9, 2023
Summit Location: Pala Casino & Spa Resort, California
Theme: Planning Tribal Adaptation Strategies that Safeguard Health
Registration fee:
Hosted for free by the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Climate Health Project (travel stipends available)

In recent years, many Tribes have taken steps towards understanding and addressing their unique climate vulnerabilities. This Summit will bring together experts and practitioners in Tribal health and climate adaptation to focus on how to take actions that ensure that Tribal health and wellbeing is prioritized and protected. Throughout the 2-day training, attendees will participate in interactive instruction and peer-to-peer learning activities that will build knowledge about developing, implementing, and evaluating adaptation plan strategies that safeguard Tribal health and are rooted in traditional knowledge and values. Organizers, guest speakers, and attendees will be invited to share successful practices that are increasing Tribal resilience to a variety of climate exposures throughout the US. The summit will also recognize Tribes for significant progress championing health adaptation.  

We welcome US Tribal-serving professionals working at the intersection of climate change, health, and community wellbeing to join us for our second annual Tribal Climate and Health Summit!


For more information, or to inquire about speaking opportunities, contact Shasta Gaughen of the Pala Environment Department: 760-891-3515 | sgaughen@palatribe.com | ped.palatribe.com

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