A Participatory Roundtable Discussion
Facilitated by Merv Tano, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (IIIRM)
2 July, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Please feel free to attend all or part of the discussion
Roundtable participants will look at means by which native and other scientists can work with tribal leaders, members, and institutions as they develop policies and programs to adaptively manage and mitigate the effects climate change. In particular, the roundtable will explore collaborative ways to conduct, disseminate, and apply research. Additionally, roundtable participants will suggest means by which scientific research can be designed to build trust between tribal leaders, researchers, and research institutions and to improve communications and policy advice on proposed climate policies and programs.
The roundtable is the initial event in a weeklong visit to NCAR by summer interns from tribal colleges throughout the US. The interns will spend the rest of their week at NCAR learning research skills they will apply in their own community. This roundtable serves three purposes: to allow NCAR staff and Tribal College interns to get to know one another, to help the interns to think about how the skills they use can be best applied back home, and to help NCAR personnel build productive relationships with tribal colleges, members, and leadership.