Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands
In this introductory class you will learn about environmental pollutants and challenges that impact tribes today. You will participate in class discussions, learn to analyze journal articles, read key literature, be informed by guest speakers who work to solve tribal environmental issues, and sharpen your writing skills by developing a short research paper about an environmental topic that most compels you.
The overarching goals in this course include developing your understanding about a broad range of tribal environmental issues, studying U.S. environmental policies relevant to protecting tribes from pollutants, and learning about the health implications of contaminated ecosystems. You will build critical awareness and thinking about environmental problems.