Climatic Change Special Issue: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions
Vol. 120, Issue 3, October 2013, ISSN: 0165-0009 (Print) 1573-1480 (Online)

The special issue, which includes 13 articles, concludes that tribes’ traditional ecological knowledge can play a key role in developing scientific solutions to adapt to the impacts. “The partnerships between tribal peoples and their non-tribal research allies give us a model for responsible and respectful international collaboration,” the authors say. The issue includes articles on: an introduction on climate change and indigenous peoples of the USA by Daniel R. Wildcat; justice forward: tribes, climate adaptation and responsibility by Kyle Powys Whyte; culture, law, risk and governance: contexts of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation, by Terry Williams and Preston Hardison; the impacts of climate change on tribal traditional foods, by Kathy Lynn et all; indigenous frameworks for observing and responding to climate change in Alaska, by Patricia Cochran et al; climate change impacts on the water resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the US, by K. Cozzetto et al; climate change in arid lands and Native American socioeconomic vulnerability: the case of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, by Mahesh R. Gautam et al; the impact of climate change on tribal communities in the US: displacement, relocation and human rights, by Julie Koppel Maldonado et al; cultural impacts to tribes from climate change influences on forests, by Garrit Voggesser et al; changing streamflow on Columbia basin tribal lands – climate change and salmon, by Kyle Dittmer; exploring effects of climate change on Northern Plains American Indian health, by John T. Doyle et al; the effect of climate change on glacier ablation and baseflow support in the Nooksack River basin and implications on Pacific salmonid species protection and recovery, by Oliver Grah and Jezra Beaulieu; and rethinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change, by Nicholas James Reo and Angela K. Parker. Further information … Read an article on the issue in Science Daily