Dibajinjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu

Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu was organized with a diverse group of contributors from tribal members to government entities from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. It provides a framework to better integrate Indigenous and traditional knowledge, culture, language and history in the future of climate change and the adaptation to it. The Menu invites communities to live in equitable coexistence with the land and to practice land management practices out of a place of respect, reciprocity, and the recognition of all beings. 

The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu was designed to be a stand alone resource but to also work in coordination with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) Adaptation Workbook. It presents a collection of climate change adaptations that can be made for natural resource management, organized from broader to more specific ideas. In addition to natural resource management, the menu has been used to plan climate adaptation projects for infrastructure, emergency preparedness, community health and Indigenous food sovereignty. It includes a Guiding Principle document containing detailed considerations when working with tribal communities, with the hope to better connect stakeholders from the Indigenous communities and the surrounding public.

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Citation: Tribal Adaptation Menu Team. 2019. Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah, Wisconsin. 54 p.

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