Tribal Environmental Policy in an Era of Self-Determination: The Role of Ethics, Economics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

109 Pages Posted: 9 May 2009 Last revised: 14 Jun 2011

Rebecca A. Tsosie

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Environmental policy, tribal lands, Indian nations

Suggested Citation

Tsosie, Rebecca A., Tribal Environmental Policy in an Era of Self-Determination: The Role of Ethics, Economics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (1996). Vermont Law Review, Vol. 21, p. 225, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1401579

Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/rebecca-tsosie

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