NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ949694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Leading the Way: Tribal Colleges Prepare Students to Address Climate Change
Sorensen, Barbara Ellen
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v23 n2 Win 2011
Across the United States, tribal people are noticing adverse changes in the natural world due to climate change--and these changes affect their cultures. Today, tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are developing and delivering the education and research opportunities needed to produce the next generation of American Indian science, engineering, and technology professionals dedicated to the study of climate change. Faculty and students are actively engaged in climate change science education through academic programs in biology, earth sciences, GIS, natural resources, and environmental sciences, as well as Native Science and American Indian Studies programs. The faculty at many TCUs see themselves and their students as leaders and agents who can collaborate with tribal governments and communities to respond with solutions and innovative strategies to help Native communities adjust to the impacts of a changing climate.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States