National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conferences

The National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) is a biennial conference for Tribal and Indigenous resource professionals, federal staff, personnel from universities, nonprofits, and students to learn about climate change adaptation and resilience efforts being done by Tribal and Indigenous peoples and communities.

The conference is organized by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other Tribal organization partners.

Information, agendas, and registration for upcoming conferences are available on the NTICC website:

  • August 29-September 1, 2022: National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference
  • September 14-17, 2020: National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

Tribal Climate Listening Sessions

On January 20, 2021, Executive Order (EO) 13985 was issued to call on agencies to advance equity through identifying and addressing barriers to equal opportunity that underserved communities may face due to government policies and programs.

As part of its implementation of EO 13985, Department of the Interior (DOI) coordinated with a third-party neutral facilitator to conduct 15 virtual listening sessions, during October thru December of 2021.

Five of these sessions were focused on climate change, discretionary grants, and Tribal Nations:

  • October 20, 2021: Tribal Discretionary Grants (session 1)
  • October 27, 2021: Tribal Discretionary Grants (session 2)
  • October 28, 2021: Tribal Climate Adaptation
  • October 31, 2021: Tribal Youth & Climate
  • December 1, 2021: Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Issues in Alaska

The third-party neutral facilitator prepared a final recommendations report for the Department, which will inform the forthcoming DOI Equity Plan. Please see summaries below from each of the listening sessions for Tribes.

Contact Us

Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience
1001 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. MST, Monday–Friday.