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The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences

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LiKEN co-administrates The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences (Rising Voices), which facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability, and climate change. Rising Voices supports a growing network of Indigenous, tribal and community leaders, atmospheric, social, biological and ecological scientists, students, educators and experts from around the world. At its core, Rising Voices aims to advance science through collaborations that bring Indigenous and Earth sciences into partnership, provides opportunities for Indigenous students and early career scientists through scientific and community mentoring, and supports adaptive and resilient communities through sharing scientific capacity. 

Rising Voices’ mission is to center relationships to interweave Indigenous and institutional approaches to Earth Sciences. In this way, we cultivate more inclusive innovative responses to extreme weather, water, and climate change impacts. Our Vision is to see Indigenous and institutional collaborations that uplift a climate resilient and justice-forward world for all generations. This includes envisioning collaborative research that brings together Indigenous knowledge and science with Earth sciences in a respectful and inclusive manner to achieve culturally relevant and scientifically robust climate and weather actions. In doing so, Rising Voices seeks to advance science, remove the boundaries between science and society, and create innovative partnerships among collaborators with diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to support adaptive and resilient communities.

Rising Voices is co-administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN) in partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management, NSF National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and the Indigenous Speaker Series.To learn more about Rising Voices, visit

Rising Voices Annual Workshop

The 12th Annual (2024) Rising Voices Workshop was a hybrid gathering, held both virtually and in-person at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, from Monday, May 6 -- Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

The workshop theme was: Co-creating Research, Policy, Practice, and Action: The Rising Voices of Indigenous Peoples and Partners in Earth Systems Science.

For details about the workshop, please visit

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