Jun. 01, 2022
Virtual Webinar

Ecomindfulness and Climate Resilience

An online event focused on ecomindfulness and climate resilience, to come together for a reflective time for engaging, healing, uplifting, sharing wisdom, and continuing to grow relationships and actions for supporting communities in times of disaster.

Nov. 16, 2021
Virtual Webinar

Testing Justice New Ways to Address Environmental Inequalities

The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences hosted an online event on November 16, 2021 focused on “how can we as individuals do convergence science to address climate justice across cultures and disciplines with Indigenous Peoples?” Paulette Blanchard and Dr. Michelle Montgomery shared their work on the 7Rs of Indigenous Research and Eco-Critical Race Theory. You can also read their publication of this work.

Jan. 20, 2022
Virtual Webinar

Building Relational and Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

Building Relational and Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities presented by James Rattling Leaf and Gwen Bridge

Conference Presentations

The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences participates in a variety of events and discussions surrounding extreme weather, climate resilience, and the inherent value of Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous science.


The following are previous events in which Rising Voices has participated:

  • American Anthropological Association, Roundtable session, November 2020
  • NOAA Environmental Data Talks - Speaker Series Data, Diversity, and Disaster October 16, 2020
  • Natural Hazards Workshop, Invited plenary session, July 2020
  • American Anthropological Association, Executive panel session, November 2019
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 2019
  • Mni Ki Wakan Summit, August 2019
  • American Association for Geographers, April 2018 (or 2019?)
  • Society for Applied Anthropology, March 2018
  • Conference on World Affairs, April 2018
  • American Geophysical Union Session, Poster, Thriving Earth Exchange workshop, December 2017
  • American Anthropological Association, November 2017
  • Society for Applied Anthropology, March 2017
  • Southwest Climate Change Tribal Network, Feb 2017
  • American Meteorological Society, January 2016
  • Society for Applied Anthropology, March 2016
  • American Anthropological Association, roundtable, November 2015
  • Southwest Climate Change Tribal Network, June 2015
  • Pacific Northwest Climate Change Tribal Network, Aug 2015
  • Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO), March 2015
  • American Meteorological Society, January 2015
  • Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society Annual Conference (AMOS), February 2015
  • Shifting Seasons, Oct 2014
  • Northwest Tribal Water Conference, Oct 2014
  • Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO), March 2014

Formal Working Groups

Rising Voices COVID-19 Working Group


  • Paulette Blanchard, University of Kansas/UCAR
  • Heather Lazrus, NCAR
  • Julie Maldonado, LiKEN
  • Kalani Souza, Olohana Foundation


  • Theresa Dardar, First Peoples Conservation Council
  • John Doyle, Apsaalooke Water and Wastewater Authority
  • Fred Eningowuk, Native Village of Shishmaref
  • Lesley Iaukea, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Dennis Longknife, Fort Belknap Indian Community
  • Melonee Montano, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Michelle Montgomery, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Jasmine Neosh, College of Menominee Nation
  • Kukuya Margarita Nogueras-Vidal, Coalition of Indigenous Taino People
  • James Rattling Leaf Sr, North Central Climate Science Adaptation Center, University of Colorado Boulder