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GLIFWC Staff and Partners Receive 2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award

Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad
Climate Adaptation Menu Recognized Nationally

The Tribal Adaptation Menu Team, including the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) Climate Change Program Staff, was recognized at the 2019 Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting held in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 23, 2019.
The Climate Adaption Leadership Awards (CALA) were established in 2016 and only seven recipients across seven different categories are chosen each year by the CALA steering committee. Each recipient is recognized for their outstanding work and contribution towards understanding climate adaptation strategies and impacts for the environment.

The Tribal Adaptation Menu utilizes indigenous knowledge, language and history to plan meaningful climate adaptation action. Drawing from the experience and knowledge of a diverse group of Tribal Members and natural resource professionals, the authors of the Tribal Adaptation Menu have created a resource that recognizes the importance of indigenous languages, culture and history in climate adaptation planning for native communities and their Non-Tribal partners. GLIFWC thanks all of its partnering organizations and entities that have shared their valuable work and insight. For more information about the Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu and its partners, please visit the GLIFWC website.

“This is indeed a positive sign that forward thinking and protection of the resources for seven generations to come is an ideology that is spreading. Chi-miigwech (thank you) to all the Tribal communities and agencies that assist in the exercise, protection and revitalization of these traditional life ways and practices,” said GLIFWC Executive Administrator Michael J. Isham.