Tribal Environmental Policy in an Era of Self-Determination: The Role of Ethics, Economics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Rebecca A. Tsosie
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Vermont Law Review, Vol. 21, p. 225, 1996
This Article discusses the role of tribal environmental decision-making in the contemporary era of self-determination, and analyzes the ethical, scientific, and economic dimensions of environmental policy. To provide a framework for that discussion, Part I explores the nature of tribal governmental authority over the reservation environment and the legal boundaries of self-determination. Parts II, III, and IV probe the origins of contemporary environmental policy and its influence on tribal environmental decision-making. Part V examines several current examples of tribal implementation of environmental policy and the conflicts and resolutions engendered by these efforts. Finally, Part VI demonstrates the important links between environmental policy and economic development for Indian nations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 109
Keywords: Environmental policy, tribal lands, Indian nationsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 9, 2009 ; Last revised: June 14, 2011
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