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  • Leveraging Brownfields to Build Tribal Resilience

    Thursday, December 12, 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
    403 A
    Panel Discussions
    Track 5: State, Tribal and Local Government Programs and Partnerships
    Tribal communities embody resilience through unique socioecological, cultural, and legal contexts. While there is growing focus on opportunities to build more resilient and sustainable communities with various federal, state, and local programs, much of the effort has been on cities and urban areas. However, many tribes face persistent revitalization and redevelopment hurdles that may inhibit their ability to adapt to or rebound from environmental, economic, social, and psychological challenges. What does resilience mean in Indian Country? And how can tribes leverage brownfields strategies and tools toward locally determined goals? Developed in collaboration with tribal professionals, this session will introduce the Tribal Resilience for Indigenous Brownfields & Environmental Sustainability (TRIBES) initiative, which establishes and applies principles, case studies, and practical framework that add value in responding to challenges and facilitate success.
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