2nd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change Leaning into Our Resilience: Adapting Our Way

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Tulalip Tribes and ATNI present 2nd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change Leaning into Our Resilience: Adapting Our Way
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
September 14-15, 2016 ~ 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

We are very excited about the engaging and informative program for the upcoming 2nd Annual Tribal Leaders Climate Summit, co-hosted by The Tulalip Tribes and Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) on September 14-15, 2016 at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa in Ferndale, Washington. Day 1 of this 2-day Summit will focus on the challenges, opportunities and needs to best develop and implement tribal climate adaptation plans and will include scenario planning. The theme for Day 2 is “Tribal Rights and Authorities and Climate Change” addressing policy direction and needs across all levels of government including state/local, regional, national, and international. Meeting attendees will include tribal leadership and staff from the greater ATNI region as well as Alaska, United Southern and Eastern Tribes, NW Indian Fisheries Commission, Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission, federal agency representatives, and other intertribal and intergovernmental organizations. Please don’t miss this important gathering.

The meeting format is designed for learning. Each morning plenary speakers will share information pertinent to the theme for that day. Then in the afternoon, we’ll organize ourselves into small working groups using the principles of Open Space, a dynamic meeting process that helps us build the agenda of concurrent sessions for each afternoon. Anyone in the room is invited to convene a topic/question/conversation. Please bring your questions and knowledge about what we most need to be learning, sharing and talking about. A team of writers will capture the questions and insights from each small group session and these will be posted online and made available to all of the attendees after the meeting.

Logistics Driving directions to the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa: From I-5, take Exit 260, Slater Road, just north of Bellingham, WA. Head west over the freeway, 6 miles to Haxton Way (about 4 minutes drive), turn left and the Silver Reef Casino will be on the left. From Seattle: 98 Miles, estimated drive time is 2 hours 17 minute The Bellingham International Airport is nearby, only 1 exit to the south of Slater Road (Exit 260).

Lodging: Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248 Phone: (360) 383-0777 ext. 4254 Toll Free: (866) 383-0777 Please mention the “Climate Forum Hotel Block” when reserving and checking into their rooms.

Overflow lodging is available at the La Quinta Inn (360 738-7088) and the Hampton Inn (360 676-7700), both in Bellingham, off the Bakerview/Airport Exit.

Categories: Learning Opportunities, Tribes and First Nations