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Tribes preparing for climate change impact on Indigenous Foods

Image: Blackfire.

Image: Blackfire.

by George Plaven, East Oregonian, July 24, 2015

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for climate change projects.

Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.

The tribes have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to study climate change in the Pacific Northwest and come up with an action plan to protect the reservation’s natural resources, including traditional First Foods.

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