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University of Colorado Law School

Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law

2007

University of Colorado Law Review

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The Climate Of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock- Forward, Maxine A. Burkett Jan 2007

The Climate Of Environmental Justice: Taking Stock- Forward, Maxine A. Burkett

University of Colorado Law Review

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Indigenous People And Environmental Justice: The Impact Of Climate Change, Rebecca Tsosie Jan 2007

Indigenous People And Environmental Justice: The Impact Of Climate Change, Rebecca Tsosie

University of Colorado Law Review

The international dialogue on climate change is currently focused on a strategy of adaptation that includes the projected removal of entire communities, if necessary. Not surprisingly, many of the geographical regions that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change are also the traditional lands of indigenous communities. This article takes the position that the adaptation strategy will prove genocidal for many groups of indigenous people, and instead argues for recognition of an indigenous right to environmental selfdetermination, which would allow indigenous peoples to maintain their cultural and political status upon their traditional lands. In the context of climate …