The Native Climate Working Group (NCWG) is a forum for Tribal Extension leaders, agriculture producers, and youth educators to come together with federal agency partners to learn about seasonal and long-term climate trends and to discuss how climate extremes are impacting Tribal agriculture, economies, and well-being. The group discusses available resources to help farmers, ranchers, and resource managers enhance the resilience of Tribal agriculture and build capacity for climate education in Tribal Extension and education programs. Practical and timely information is exchanged across a broad range of topics including drought adaptation, water sustainability, food sovereignty, climate change curriculum and outreach initiatives, and economic outlooks. The NCWG aims to raise climate awareness, increase sharing of traditional and Western knowledge, and reduce barriers for Tribes to access resources.
For the May meeting, the featured topic is "The Akana Group Inc." The Akana Group is a Native Owned Small Business Enterprise that provides equipment internationally. They specialize in Agriculture, Forestry, Seasonal Maintenance, Construction, Roads, Service Trucks, and Commercial Cleaning equipment. The Akana Group is the ONLY Native owned business in partnership with John Deere. They also work with BobCat, Polaris, and several other (OEM) original equipment manufacturers.
The NCWG meets on Zoom for 60 min on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10a PT/ 11a MT/ 12p CT/ 1p ET.
To join, please contact Vicki Hebb, firstname.lastname@example.org.