Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other Indigenous peoples and communities are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The CASCs are working with Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities to better understand their specific vulnerabilities to climate change and to provide support as they integrate cultural knowledge into climate adaptation strategies. Learn more about how we partner with Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Pacific Islander Indigenous Communities, and Alaska Natives and Corporations in the boxes below, and explore our science on this topic by browsing our projects or using the Project Explorer database.
Tribes and Tribal Organizations
The CASCs partner with Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations to better understand their specific vulnerabilities to climate change, to assist in their adaptation planning, and to identify and address their climate science needs.
Pacific Islander Indigenous Communities
The Pacific Island CASC partners with Indigenous communities throughout Hawai'i and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands to support their specific climate adaptation efforts.
Alaska Natives and Corporations
The Alaska and Northwest CASCs partner with Alaska Native Tribes, regional Tribal consortia, and for-profit corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to support their specific climate adaptation efforts.