Indigenous Land Management: Decreasing Disasters and Increasing Resilience - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, November 9, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Within the continental United States, the colonization of Indigenous tribes led to the loss of 99% of previously managed Indigenous land.

The new ‘tribal lands’ – usually undesirable areas tribes were forced onto – are areas that are more at risk of climate change and natural hazards. One study found that Native Americans living in tribal communities now face exposure to increased heat, drought and wildfires.

Indigenous management and conservation of land, both traditional methods and new technologies, are critical to protecting the world’s natural environment from increased degradation due to climate change.

Globally, Indigenous people have stewardship of one-quarter of the world’s land surface spread across 87 countries.

During this webinar, panelists will explore the links between colonization, environmental justice, the landback movement, and natural hazards and extreme weather. They will discuss why it is important for Native Hawaiians to retain access to traditional land after the wildfire disaster in Lahaina this year. And they will explore how funders can support tribal communities to improve land conservation efforts and fight climate change.

What will you learn?

At the end of the webinar, grantmakers will:

  • Understand how colonization increased the risk of disasters for tribal communities
  • Increase their awareness of how post-disaster gentrification results in land loss for traditional communities
  • Learn the importance of supporting Indigenous land management as part of a holistic approach to equitable disaster recovery


  • List of Speakers in Formation

Who should attend?

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, government staff, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by November 8th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email with any questions.

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