Speaking of Language: a look into how language reflects differing approaches to climate adaptation

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Tourism Extension Report Series;2021-001

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Raleigh, NC: Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, College of Natural Resources, NC State University.


This summary sheet focuses on the perspectives represented by the Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy (CRCCS) and the Tribal Adaptation Menu (TAM). The CRCCS was written by the National Parks Service in 2016 and embodies many Western approaches toward climate change and the stewardship of Cultural Resources. The TAM, written between 2017-2019 and released in 2019 by a coalition of Tribal and non-Tribal partners in the Midwest region, provides a Tribal, specifically Anishinaabeg, perspective expressed in English with Ojibwe and Menominee terminology translated.


This work has been prepared by Selin Oh (University of Chicago, undergraduate student) as part of a University of Chicago paid internship with the DOI 1 National Park Service (NPS) Tribal and Cultural Affairs Office in collaboration with Erin Seekamp (Professor, NC State University), Courtney Hotchkiss (Doctoral Student, NC State University), David Goldstein (Tribal and Cultural Affairs, Lead, DOI Region 1, NPS), Casey Thornbrugh (Tribal Climate Science Liaison, United South and Eastern Tribes, Northeast and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers), Isaac St. John (Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians), Michael Durglo Jr (Tribal Historic Preservation Department Head, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes).


language, climate, policy, traditional knowledge, Tribal Adaptation Menu


Oh, Selin, Seekamp, Erin, Hotchkiss, Courtney, Goldstein, David, Thornbrugh, Casey, St. John, Isaac, Durglo, Michael Jr. 2021. Speaking of Language: a look into how language reflects differing approaches to climate adaptation. Tourism Extension Report 2021-001. North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC.