The NTICC team is aware there are concerns about hosting an in-person event in the fall 2020. We share those same concerns but are moving forward with careful planning and much caution. The NTICC planning team includes ITEP’s Tribes and Climate Change program staff, Tribal Climate Change Project Advisory Committee members, and the BIA Project Officer and staff. The entire team has made the decision to move forward with an in-person event with careful consideration and will continue to diligently monitor this pandemic. If health and safety continue to be a concern in the months preceding the event the conference will be cancelled. Should a cancelation occur, people who are registered will be notified and refunds for registration fees will be made.
"Tribal Resilience for Seven Generations"
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is honored to host the United States’ First Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) along with support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. The NTICC is open to all US tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world, with an emphasis on including our Elders and Youth. The NTICC will convene experts on climate change and will include a balance of Traditional Indigenous Knowledges and Western Science. This conference will allow an opportunity to share information and support one another. We welcome all to join us!
Featuring keynote Speaker, Winona LaDuke!
Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi band of Ashinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Indian Reservation and is the mother of three children. Winona founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in 1989 and served as its executive director for 25 years. The White Earth Land Recovery Project is one of the largest reservation based non profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.
In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, recognizing her leadership and community commitment. In 1994, Winona was nominated by Time Magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age.
LaDuke is currently the Program Director of the Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.
Author of now six books including The Militarization of Indian Country (2011), Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming (2005), The non-fiction book All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life (1999, South End Press), and a novel –Last Standing Woman (1997, Voyager Press).