First Nations http://kplu.org en Climate change is real for Northwest tribes in DC this week http://kplu.org/post/climate-change-real-northwest-tribes-dc-week <p>Extreme weather patterns on the east coast have become <a href="http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2119129,00.html?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=b94c54871d-SightlineDaily&amp;utm_medium=email">evidence for many people lately</a> that global warming is actually happening.</p><p>Here in the Northwest, coastal tribes have been dealing with the realities of <a href="http://nwifc.org/2010/04/retreating-glaciers-adding-to-fish-woes-on-quinault-river/">melting glaciers</a>, rising sea levels and <a href="http://nwifc.org/2010/08/video-presentations-from-nwifc-ocean-acidification-workshop/">ocean acidification</a> for years.</p><p>Many are headed to Washington DC this week for what&rsquo;s being billed as an inaugural <a href="http://www.firststewards.org/">First Stewards symposium</a> on climate change. The<a href="http://nwifc.org/2012/05/climate-change-washington-coastal-tribes-hosting-symposium-blending-indigenous-knowledge-with-western-science/"> idea </a>comes from coastal tribal leaders in this Washington. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:25:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5594 at http://kplu.org Climate change is real for Northwest tribes in DC this week