History

Each Native Youth Climate Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC) session includes a diverse mix of urban and rural students from Tribal communities located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and American Samoa.

To date, NYCALC has hosted 730 high school students, 160 college-age students,
and 125 community mentors, representing the following Tribes:

Acoma Pueblo
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Aleut
Arapaho
Assiniboine
Athabaskan
Bad River
Barona Indian Reservation
Citizen Potawatomi
Cupik
Cheyenne 
Chippewa Cree
Dine
Elim
Enterprise Rancheria
Fond du Lac
Grand Calliou/Duclac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw
Havasupai
Hopi
Hupa 
Inupiaq
Inuit
Isleta Pueblo
Jemez Puebelo
Jicarilla Apache
Karuk
Kewa
Kickapoo
Laguna Pueblo
Lumbee
Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara
Menominee
Metlakatla Indian Community
Mohawk
Muscogee Creek Nation
Mvskoke
Native Hawaiian
Native Village of Venetie
Native Village of Tyonek
Newhalen Tribal Council
Northfork Rancheria
Nuhua
Oglala Lakota
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Ojibwa
Oteo-Missouria
Paiute
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Passamaquoddy
Pawnee
Penobscot Nation
Prairie Band Potawatomi
Quinault
Rampart Village
Red Cliff Tribe of Chippewa
Red Pheasant First Nation
River Indian Tribes Choctaw
Samoan
San Carlos Apache
San Felipe Pueblo
San Idefonso Pueblo
Santa Ana Pueblo
Santo Domingo Pueblo
Seminole
Shoshone
Suquamish
Tewa
Tlingit
Tohono O’odham
Turtle Mountain
Umatilla 
Unangax
Wabanaki Confederacy Blackfeet
White Mountain Apache Colorado
Yupik
Yurok
Photos by U.S. Fish and Wildlife
This program is created in partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, and New Mexico Wildlife Federation.