Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:00am
1408 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1209
The public is invited to attend Roben Itchoak’s Masters defense
Friday, May 19
10:00-11:00am in Hendricks Hall Room 100
Implementing Climate Change Plans in Tribal Communities
Master of Community and Regional Planning, June 2017
Climate change in Indigenous communities threatens Native peoples’ existence (Norton-Smith, 2016). Failure to incorporate Tribal values and goals that are unique to Tribal worldviews is contributing to barriers for implementing tribal climate change adaptation plans. Through content analysis of six tribal plans, two in the Pacific Northwest and four in Northwest Alaska, interviews with planning participants, and a literature review, I found Indigenous worldviews are not always considered or incorporated into climate change adaptation plans.
The result is the development of plans that do not reflect or properly address community needs and values, which affects implementation and perpetuates the oppression of indigenous people.