Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) Climate Adaptation Plan Now Online
The Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) Tribe partnered with the Tribal Data Sovereignty Initiative and Lark Environmental, with technical support from South Dakota State University and the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, to create their Climate Adaptation Plan. To build this plan, the Rosebud Sioux assessed the climate crisis and its impacts on their community by incorporating the knowledge of elders, traditional knowledge, and climate data. This knowledge was used to identify priority actions the community can take, which fell into three categories: protecting the Oyate (community) by establishing a permanent tribal department and enhancing tribal capacity to protect life and property; protecting and wisely using water by adopting and implementing new adaptation and mitigation plans; and protecting the land and living relatives by establishing a Sicangu Climate Center to hold and manage knowledge about the Oyate, their relatives, and the changing climate, and use this knowledge to support the Oyate.
Read the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) Climate Adaptation Plan at the link on the left.
Watch an NC CASC webinar presented by Phil Two Eagle, Paula Antoine, and Robin O'Malley on the topic of the Rosebud Sioux Climate Adaptation Plan here.