The Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report (STACC)

"We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island who have inhabited the lands, currently known as the United States of America, since time immemorial. We honor their past, present, and future knowledges, cultures, and lifeways for tending and preserving Mother Earth. We extend gratitude to and honor all our human and nonhuman relatives and the land, plants, waters, and air. We honor and recognize all voices of our Sisters, Brothers, Leadership, Elders, and Youth fighting for the next Seven Generations."

-STACC Report's Acknowledgement


Purpose:

The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews,the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world.

This report was convened by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program and written by the STACC Working Group. Find out more information about the working group by clicking here.

The development of the STACC Report was coordinated by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Program through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Program. ITEP was established in 1992 at Northern Arizona University.