Alaska Tribes’ Melting Subsistence Rights
45 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2015
Date Written: June 20, 2010
Climate change affects wildlife-dependent tribes more than it does the larger American society.Alaska tribes are particularly impacted by climate change because of their location in a biozone that is extremely sensitive to warming and because the current legal system deprives them of direct control over their land and natural resources. While Alaska tribes have benefited from the assistance of government entities, environmental groups, and Native Corporations, none of these completely shares the tribes’ interest in ubsistence protection or faces the same kind of threat to its well-being from climate change.
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