Indigenous Environmental Justice Work

Contrary to stereotype, Native American Indians do not have a "natural" affinity with environmentalism. What they do have is lands with a long history of being the dumping ground for uranium tailings, nuclear waste, and toxic chemicals. Reviving traditional land-based spiritual/cultural practices, and inventing new ones for the 21st century, play an increasingly vital part of many reservation cultures threatened by environmental pollution and cultural genocide. Below is a brief sampling of some Native organizations fighting for environmental justice and cultural renewal. (See also the bibliography for works on Native involvement in environmental justice movements.)

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