FDL Chairwoman Named to Nat'l Climate Change Task Force
Posted at: 11/01/2013 10:24 PM
| Updated at: 11/02/2013 11:40 AM
By: Zach Hammer
President Obama signed an executive order creating a task force to advise the federal government on how to deal with the impacts of climate change.
Included on that nationwide task force is Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman Karen Diver.
Her job as one of the 26 state, local, and tribal leaders from across the country is advising the federal government on how to better respond to the needs of communities dealing with extreme weather as a result of climate change.
That's something, Diver says, the Fond du Lac Band has experience with.
"In terms of how that's affected our wild rice crop, our maple syrup," said Diver. "And you know the affects of the flooding on fish consumption and the spike in mercury, so I think we have other information to bring to the table about environmental resource management."
Diver is the only Minnesotan on the task force, and one of two tribal leaders.
To learn more about the task force and what they're tasked with click here.