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Awardees of Climate Health, Knowledge, Adaptation, Exploration and Action

The Pala Band of Mission Indians Tribal Health and Adaptation Advanced Training Project provides interactive trainings and other capacity building resources to leverage and advance the health and adaptation knowledge of tribal-serving professionals throughout the U.S. who are faced with extreme events and harmful environmental trends.  We also work to identify and amplify best practices and celebrate leadership in tribal health and adaptation planning.

Our awardees for 2023 are:

Our Summit participants were also recognized for several levels of climate adaptation work.

Exploring Climate Adaption: Brigette Finigan, Courtney Osolnik, Deyvon Cooper, George Rodriguez, Isaac Nevarez, Jacy Bowles, Javier Silva, Joe Wier, Lakota Ironboy, Mary Jane Andreas, Nestoria Lopez-Wright, Ramón Billy, Riyad Alawadi, Susan Helgeson
Planning for a Changing Climate: Aiyana James, Anne Turcotte, Lisa Gover, Melody Sees, Michelle Rivera, Sherri Norris, Syndi Smallwood, Virgil Siow
Taking Action in a Changing Climate: Christian Aceves, Joshua Massey, Lillian Olanna, Sierra Jackson, Johnee Seetot
Learning About and Supporting Climate Adaptation: Alicia Espinoza, Callum Cintron, Chris Hyun, Emma Tanner, Hekia Bodwitch, Luther Salgado Jr, Melissa Blum, Osamu Kumasaka, Patricia Kennedy, Paula Andrea Torrado Plazas