FEMA declares new strategy to engage Native American tribes
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a new strategy to better engage with hundreds of Native American tribes facing climate change-related disasters.
The agency announced plans Thursday to include the 574 federally recognized tribal nations in discussions about possible future dangers from climate change.
FEMA has earmarked $50 million in grants for tribes pursuing ways to ease burdens related to extreme weather.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell says tribal communities across the country are facing increased threats as a direct result of climate change, from changing sea levels to more floods and wildfires.