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PPPM Master's Defense: Roben Itchoak

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

Roben Itchoak

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.



Event Type

Academic, Research, Masters


College of Design, College of Design: School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Target Audience

General Public, Graduate Students




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