Sunday, November 5, 2023

Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Indigenous land management webinar. Nov. 9, 2023 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

Indigenous land management: Decreasing disasters and increasing resilience

2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT

Within the continental United States, the colonization of Indigenous tribes led to the loss of 99% of previously managed Indigenous land.

The new ‘tribal lands’ – usually undesirable areas tribes were forced onto – are areas that are more at risk of climate change and natural hazards. One study found that Native Americans living in tribal communities now face exposure to increased heat, drought and wildfires.

Indigenous management and conservation of land, both traditional methods and new technologies, are critical to protecting the world’s natural environment from increased degradation due to climate change.

Globally, Indigenous people have stewardship of one-quarter of the world’s land surface spread across 87 countries.

During this webinar, panelists will explore the links between colonization, environmental justice, the landback movement, and natural hazards and extreme weather. They will discuss why it is important for Native Hawaiians to retain access to traditional land after the wildfire disaster in Lahaina this year. And they will explore how funders can support tribal communities to improve land conservation efforts and fight climate change.

At the end of the webinar, grantmakers will:

  • Understand how colonization increased the risk of disasters for tribal communities.
  • Increase their awareness of how post-disaster gentrification results in land loss for traditional communities.
  • Learn the importance of supporting Indigenous land management as part of a holistic approach to equitable disaster recovery.

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also interest emergency managers, government staff, academics, disaster responders and nongovernmental organization staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

 Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, CDP director of learning and partnerships, will moderate the discussion.

Panelists (Additional panelists will be added as they are confirmed.):

This webinar is co-sponsored by Alliance MagazineCouncil on FoundationsPEAK GrantmakingUnited Philanthropy ForumGiving CompassNative Americans in PhilanthropyThe Funders NetworkPhilanthropy New York and Philanthropy California.

Automatic closed captioning will be available via Zoom during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page. We will email the link to the fully captioned recording to everyone who registered.

CDP is striving to increase the accessibility of its webinars. Please email Katie Huang and let us know what accommodations you need by November 1; we will do our best to meet your needs as feasible.

Photo: Flooding in White Swan, a community on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Credit: Walks on the Day Foundation 

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