Unique challenges facing southwestern tribes

Margaret Hiza Redsteer, Kirk Bemis, Karletta Chief, Mahesh Gautam, Beth Rose Middleton, Rebecca Tsosie, Daniel B. Ferguson

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Abstract

When considering climate change, risks to Native American lands, people, and cultures are noteworthy. Impacts on Native lands and communities are anticipated to be both early and severe due to their location in marginal environments. Because Native American societies are socially, culturally, and politically unique, conventional climate change adaptation planning and related policies could result in unintended consequences or conflicts with Native American governments, or could prove to be inadequate if tribal consultation is not considered. Therefore, it is important to understand the distinct historical, legal, and economic contexts of the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of Southwestern Native American communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Subtitle of host publicationA Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Pages385-404
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781610914840
ISBN (Print)9781597264204
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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