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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Workshop - Engaging Indigenous communities in Climate Research and Policy

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (Boulder, CO, July 1-2): The National Center for
Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center
devoted to
service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences.
NCAR will
organize a workshop engagement with Indigenous communities in weather and
research and policy in the first week of July in Boulder, CO, and is
accepting applications. Note that the applications are due May 10.
Financial support
will be made available to qualified participants. See more information on
the flyer
in attachment. Any questions? Please contact Heather Lazrus
( or
Bob Gough (


Rising Voices of Indigenous People in Weather and Climate Science Workshop
The challenges of understanding and responding to a changing climate and
weather necessitate broad engagement with diverse communities. As climate
has matured, it has moved toward a more inclusive dialogue where
scientists and
policy makers work together with seasoned indigenous communities to define
and carry
out research programs that advance science and address community
priorities. The
National Center for Atmospheric Research is hosting a workshop on the growing
engagement of Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Island
communities in
climate and weather science, research, policy, and community response
The workshop will address the question: What are the elements of successful
co-production of science and policy in the fields of extreme weather and
change? The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with the
Indigenous Peoples
Climate Change Working Group (formerly the American Indian/Alaska Native
Change Working Group). Participants will be actively involved in
scientific engagement with Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Island
communities and will be from academic institutions, including tribal
colleges and
universities, as well as government agencies and non-governmental
Travel support is available for a limited number of participants.
· WORKSHOP VENUE: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),
Laboratory, 3450 Mitchel Lane, Boulder, CO 80307
· WORKSHOP DATES: July 1-2, 2013
· APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are due May 10, 2013. If you are
interested in participating in the Rising Voices workshop, please send the
information to Kris Marwitz (Email: or Phone:
303-497-8198) by
May 10, 2013:
o Name, affiliation, email address, mailing address, phone number
o A paragraph explaining how you have been and are involved in work
related to
weather or climate issues that engages indigenous communities within the
o If you require financial support to attend the workshop, please
include whether
you need full or partial support (i.e., if you would be able to pay
airfare but not
hotel accommodations).
o Identify lessons learned for, or barriers to, achieving successful
of science and policy by appraising the first-hand experiences of those
involved in
cross-cultural efforts to integrate indigenous knowledge and diverse
in climate and weather modeling and assessments;
o Foster and support collaborations between experts on cross-cultural
and NCAR scientists; and
o Promote student opportunities to work with NCAR scientists.

· For further information, please contact Heather Lazrus
or Bob Gough (

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