Many climate adaptation planning tools fail to address the unique needs, values and cultures of Indigenous communities. The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu, which was developed by a diverse group of collaborators representing Tribal, academic, intertribal and government entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, provides a framework to integrate Indigenous and traditional knowledge, culture, language and history into the climate adaptation planning process. The Menu is an extensive collection of climate change adaptation actions for natural resource management, organized into tiers of general and more specific ideas. While this first version of the Menu was created based on Ojibwe and Menominee perspectives, languages, concepts and values, it was intentionally designed to be adaptable to other Indigenous communities, allowing for the incorporation of their language, knowledge and culture.
April 13th, 2021• • 1 min read