1854 Ceded Territory Climate Adaptation Plan

To the Ojibwe, the natural resources of the Midwest are meaningful in more ways than one. However, climate change threatens many of these natural resources and affects the Ojibwe way of life. The Bois Forte Band, Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, and 1854 Treaty Authority examined how climate change is affecting and will affect the natural resources within the 1854 Treaty territory. They also teamed up with Adaptation International, and the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center at the University of Michigan to assess what could be done for making a more resilient landscape within this treaty territory. By combining climate science and local knowledge and expertise, the bands and organizations formed the 1854 Ceded Territory Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan to reduce the vulnerability of their treaty lands from climate change. 

 

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Learn more and get involved with the 1854 Ceded Territory Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan