Suggested Topics and Readings:

  • Science and Environmental justice: Local knowledge, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Science
    • Read: [ER] “Agriculture Unbound: Cultivating the Ground
  • Between Science Traditions,” in Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
    • Read: Stewart, Ch. 3
  • Toxic/Hazardous Waste
  • Mining
  • Water: Quantity, Quality, and Rights
    • Read: Mutz, Ch. 3; Grijalva, Ch. 3 and Ch. 4
  • Subsistence: Hunting, Fishing, Gathering and other Natural Resource Rights
  • Fire: Uncharacteristic High Intensity Running Crown Fires, Indigenous Burning and Forest Management Practices
    • Read: Stewart, pp. 65-69 and one of the following as assigned:
      • “The Eastern Woodlands”
      • “Prairies and Plains”
      • “The Mountain West”
  • Sacred Sites
  • Growth and Development
  • “Free” Trade and Immigration

Additional Case Studies can be obtained from:

Environmental Justice II
The Evergreen College Enduring Legacies Native Cases
Sacred Land Film Project