Improving Native American Tribes' Voice in International Climate Change Negotiations

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Lee, J.H., 2017. Improving Native American Tribes’ Voice in International Climate Change Negotiations. American Indian Law Journal, 5(2), p.7.
Year Published: 
2017
Description: 

The impacts of climate change will not affect everyone equally. Certain regions, specifically areas with generally greater proportions of disadvantaged people and developing communities, will experience more severe risks and impacts. Native Americans tribes fall within this susceptible category. Although the particular impacts will differ based on the geographic region occupied by Native Americans, the consequences will likely be severe. Tribal livelihood is heavily integrated into the ecosystem. Many tribes subsist on fish, wildlife, and native plants. Many also have their cultural identities rooted in the continuation of a long-standing relationship with the natural world.

Category: 
climate change, adaptation, mitigation, Indigenous people, community resilience, food security, TEK, cultural resources, tradition, cultural genocide, environmental racism