Connected by Change

Tribes confront mounting climate threats


Climate change is real and happening now. Its impacts, from extreme drought to increasingly frequent and severe weather events, are challenging tribes in Montana and western North Dakota to adapt yet again to forces outside of their control.

A 2022 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that without immediate global action, humans will miss a rapidly closing “window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all.”

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A Slow Burn

Smoldering coal seams threaten the Tsis tsis’tas

Tapped In

Assiniboine-Sioux project provides relief from water scarcity

Banking On Snow

Niitsitapi use old tools for worsening winds

The Price to Pay

A back-breaking business gets tougher amid drought

Staying Séliš  

Protecting tribal traditions amid a changing landscape

Sacred Braids

The struggle to preserve the ceremonial grass of the Annishinabe Ne-I-Yah-Wahk

Upholding Tradition

Access to lodgepole pine jeopardizes Apsáalooke teepees

Oil and Water

The Nueta, Hidatsa and Sahnish balance the benefits and drawbacks of fracking

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