May 17, 2022, noon to 1 p.m.
This presentation will cover climate impacts that are affecting Tribal Nations in the Midwest, Tribal actions being done in climate adaptation and resilience, tools and resources that have been developed and used to help with these, and the role and efforts of the Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison.
Speaker: Sara Smith, College of Menominee Nation, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Sara Smith is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and is the Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison with the College of Menominee Nation - Sustainable Development Institute (CMN-SDI), in association with the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC).
As the liaison for the Midwest, she works on facilitating stronger relationships between Tribes, climate researchers, organizations, academic institutions, and the MW CASC. In addition, she works with Tribes to build capacity and provides support by helping identify gaps and assisting with climate resilience efforts.
Sara holds a Master of Science in Ecology from the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an undergraduate degree in Biology and First Nation Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.