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Regional Resources: Midwest and Great Plains

Together the Midwest and Great Plains Regions serve 52 Tribes with over 62 million acres of Tribal land throughout the states of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In addition to two regional offices, there are 16 local BIA agencies located in the Midwest and Great Plains Regions. Indigenous communities in the Midwest and Great Plains Regions experience many of the same impacts of climate change, including changes in snowpack, seasonality and timing of precipitation events, and extreme flooding and droughts as well as melting glaciers and reduction in streamflows. These changes are already resulting in harmful impacts to tribal economies, livelihoods, and sacred waters and plants used for ceremonies, medicine, and subsistence (NCA4, Ch. 22).

Midwest: Resources

Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Regional Resources

Organization Resources

Midwest: Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison

The BIA Midwest region is served by the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center partnering with the College of the Menominee Sustainable Development Institute.

Sara Smith
Email: SSmith@Menominee.edu
Phone: 920-202-6278

Midwest: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Connect with staff at the BIA regional office coordinating Tribal climate resilience activities:

Matthew Anderson (main)
Email: Matthew.Anderson@bia.gov
Phone: 612-725-4521

Scott Virden (alternate)
Email: Scott.Virden@bia.gov
Phone: 612-725-4521

Great Plains: Resources

Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Regional Resources

Organization Resources

Great Plains: Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison

The BIA Great Plains region is served by the the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center partnering with Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance.

Stefan Tangen
Email: Stefan.G.Tangen@gmail.com
Phone: 907-987-5127

Kynser Wahwahsuck
Email: Kynser.Wahwahsuck@colorado.edu
Phone: 913-704-5690

Great Plains: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Connect with staff at the BIA regional office coordinating Tribal climate resilience activities:

Diane Mann-Klager (main)
Email: Diane.Mann-Klager@bia.gov
Phone: 605-252-6763

Wayne Stone (alternate)
Email: Wayne.Stone@bia.gov
Phone: 605-226-7621 ext. 2288

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.

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