Rising Voices

In consideration of health and safety with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Rising Voices 9 Workshop will be held virtually in the late-summer. We will post updates for the workshop as they become available. We will continue to engage together virtually in 2021 and look forward to being back in-person in 2022!
 
The Rising Voices program facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. The program brings Indigenous and other scientific professionals, tribal and community leaders, environmental and communication experts, students, educators, and artists from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawai'i, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and around the world, to assess critical community needs and to pursue joint research aimed at developing optimal plans for community action towards sustainability. Rising Voices acknowledges the inherent value of Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous science, adaptive practices and processes, honoring them equally with Earth sciences.

At its core, Rising Voices aims to advance science through collaborations that bring Indigenous and Earth (atmospheric, social, biological, ecological) sciences into partnership, supports adaptive and resilient communities through sharing scientific capacity, and provides opportunities for Indigenous students and early career scientists through scientific and community mentoring. Further, it helps Western-trained scientists expand their observational skills, research paradigms, capacity to apply and translate findings, and ultimately their science.

The program - through an annual workshop series, knowledge exchanges, trainings, and an active listserv - has facilitated the creation of new and continued intercultural adaptation partnerships based on respect, justice, equality, and reciprocity that address our changing climate.

 

Contact Information
Heather Lazrus - hlazrus@ucar.edu; Julie Maldonado - jmaldonado@likenknowledge.org

Rising Voices group