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Navajo Methamphetamine Task Force

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Taking a proactive stance on policy issues, options, and recommendations in the areas of prevention, treatment, and/or enforcement, the Methamphetamine Task Forces actively combat a tidal wave of destruction within their communities. Drawing upon education, community involvement, cultural philosophies, and collaborations to address the burgeoning crisis, the Task Forces incorporate participation from elders, youth, recovered addicts and current users, law enforcement, health officials, and policy makers to embrace "The Beauty Way of Life," and systematically combat what many view as the most dire crisis in recent history.

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"Navajo Methamphetamine Task Forces". Honoring Nations: 2006 Honoree. The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2007. Report.  

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This Honoring Nations report is featured on the Indigenous Governance Database with the permission of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. 

Meet The Woman Helping Native American Communities Get Ready For Climate Change

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The effects of climate change are already being felt across America. In Alaska, rising sea levels and eroding coastlines have forced a dozen different communities to relocate. In the Southwest, the risk of forest fires is increasing, water supplies are dwindling and native animal species are coming under threat. Scientists estimate that if left unchecked, climate change will affect millions of Americans in the years to come.

American Indian communities are among the most vulnerable as the planet warms, and they've been at the forefront of the movement to address climate change. One of the leaders who has emerged is Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, an American Indian tribal community in northeastern Minnesota. Last year, Diver was one of two tribal representatives who served on President Barack Obama's Task Force On Climate Resilience, and she pushed the government to adopt a greater sense of urgency in tackling climate change...

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Sheppard , Kate. "Meet The Woman Helping Native American Communities Get Ready For Climate Change." Huffington Post. May 6, 2015. Article. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/karen-diver-climate-change_n_71..., accessed May 29, 2015)