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CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

CCASS's Marchand wins "40 Under 40" award

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CCASS Project Coordinator Chad Marchand has been selected to receive the “Native American 40 Under 40” award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.  The award acknowledges emerging Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nation citizens between 18 and 39 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication to achieve significant contributions to Native communities throughout North America. 

The 40 Under 40 awards will be presented at the Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) Awards Gala in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Nov. 16.  Please join us in congratulating Chad on this prestigious honor.