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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.

Collage of images from the 2023 Climate Change Summit
Attendees of the 2023 Climate Change Summit gather outside the training room

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About the Training

Summit Dates: November 8-9, 2023

Summit Location: Pala Casino & Spa Resort, California

Theme: Planning Tribal Adaptation Strategies that Safeguard Health

Registration: Hosted by the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Climate Health Project (travel stipends awarded)

In recent years, many Tribes have taken steps toward understanding and addressing their unique climate vulnerabilities. This Summit brought together experts and practitioners in Tribal health and climate adaptation to focus on how to take actions that ensure that Tribal health and well-being is prioritized and protected. Throughout the 2-day training, attendees participated in interactive instruction and peer-to-peer learning activities that built 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 were invited to share successful practices that are increasing Tribal resilience to a variety of climate exposures throughout the US. The summit also recognized Tribes for significant progress in championing health adaptation.