Tribal Resilience Resource Guide
This resource guide was developed to provide federal government-wide resources for tribal resilience in a standard framework across all federal agencies and programs that provide tribal and/or resilience support.
- The guide's Agency Fact Sheets integrate online information provided by federal agencies or programs for categories including services, funding, training, and products. Agency resources also include Examples and Tools section links, demonstrating how each agency partners with tribes on case studies and tools in the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit and other federal systems.
- Tribal Fact Sheets (also known as Resilience Dashboards) can also be accessed via an interactive tribal resilience mapping application. Zoom in to select any Indian Reservation or Alaska Native Community, or one of the stars representing a tribe or group with resilience funding that may have developed related resources to share. Click the link in the pop-up to open a Tribal Resilience Dashboard of interest in a new browser window.
- Each regional and tribal fact sheet includes a top section that links back to both agency fact sheets and regional tribal program contacts for greater accessibility.
- Tribal fact sheets share awards, stories, tools, and work product links to assist other tribes facing similar climate impacts, while linking to tools and site-specific data and maps to support the tribe itself. Tribes are also linked to tribal colleges, intertribal groups, and regional partners to assist in capacity building.
- The Planning, Funding, and Training topics are organized by Tribal Nation adaptation strategy—Assessment and Planning, Adaptation, Mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Relocation, and Capacity Building—to assist in targeted next steps.
- A Youth section focuses on internships, climate curriculum, research tools, college-ready support, and other student resources.
- A section focused on Traditional Knowledges and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TKs/TEK) assists tribes and partners to integrate climate science with more holistic observational skills, technologies, cultural practices, and community values, while cultivating a deep relational understanding of plants and animals as integrated features of a shared, interdependent environment. This section includes Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives to assist federal, academic, and other non-tribal partners to increase mutually beneficial and ethical interactions. The TKs/TEK section also demonstrates how various federal agencies are building awareness to improve coordination with Tribal Nations.
Tribes and partners may use this system independently, but additional support may be provided by scheduling a service call/WebEx using the feedback form in the application footer. In response, a Tribal Resilience Program staff or regional tribal liaison will provide more direct assistance to expand usage and increase coordination and service delivery. Agency staff may use the guide to determine which other agencies and resources may be leveraged to enhance climate initiatives developed in partnership with Tribal Nations, while discovering new information about any of the 567 federally recognized Tribal Nations and related groups with which they may wish to engage.