This is a summary of the discussion from a workshop that brought Indigenous leaders and Tribal Environmental Professionals together in Fairbanks, AK, September 17, 2019, to discuss environmental change and resilience.
The Active Layer Network was created to develop a better understanding of climate shifts and their effects on social structures with the aim of aiding in better decision-making and scientific process to combat climate change. This site outlines the climate concerns in this area and the work done by the Active Layer Network and the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council.
These reports provide an introduction to the YRITWC, along with the results of focus groups and interviews conducted with Elders and citizens of each nation in an effort to share Traditional Knowledge and create a combination of Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science.
Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into a Community Contaminant & Climate Change Monitoring Program
These reports detail the results of research conducted in these communities to assess and monitor climate change and contaminants within their traditional territories through integrating Indigenous Knowledge of the environment into a community contaminant-monitoring program.
Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin
These reports from 2001 to 2005 contain water quality and sediment quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River Basin. The work was made possible by the partnership with USGS and National Science Foundation.