Sedona AZ (May 31, 2021) – On Wednesday June 9 at 5:00 PM, Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional’s (ITEP) Tribes & Climate Change Program will speak at Keep Sedona Beautiful. Her topic will be: Tribal/Indigenous Knowledge & Actions to Address the Climate Crisis.
To participate in this Zoom webinar, click on THIS LINK. The password for the Zoom is 062021.
Nikki is of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and resides in Northern Arizona. She is the co-manager of ITEP’s Tribes & Climate Change Program whose goal is to strengthen tribal capacity and sovereignty in environmental and natural resource management through culturally relevant education, research, partnerships and policy-based services. She works across the continental US and Alaska on climate-change adaptation, mitigation and resilience planning with Tribal/Indigenous partners and various federal, nonprofit, academic and community partners. Nikki has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Forestry from Northern Arizona University with an emphasis on Traditional/Indigenous Knowledges.
She will speak about the services, tools and resources that ITEP’s Tribes & Climate Change Program offers to Tribes/Indigenous communities and non-Tribal partners and entities in regards to addressing climate change. Nikki will speak about the cultural and environmental crisis that Tribal/Indigenous people are facing because of climate change and what they are doing about it. She will provide case studies of the actions and strategies from the Southwest and include examples of resources that have helped elevate these efforts by Tribal/Indigenous Nations and people. In addition, Nikki will weave in the cultural perspectives of the relationship Tribes have with the natural environment.