AIS 275 B: Introductory Topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Pacific Northwest Tribes and the Environment

Meeting Time: 
MW 5:30pm - 7:20pm
Location: 
BNS 203
SLN: 
22330
Instructor:
Michael Tulee

Additional Details:

This course examines what roles tribes are taking in responding to ongoing environmental issues. We will explore Northwest tribes’ relationships with their physical environment in multiple domains. We will analyze human induced impacts on salmon, water, and forests, all of which are vital to tribes. Social approaches to resolving environmental problems on tribal lands through sustainability measures, policies, conservation, social movements, and environmental justice will be discussed. We will focus on issues that include global warming, consumerism, biodiversity, conservation and energy reform. Finally, we will ask ourselves “Why does this matter and what role can I play?”

Catalog Description: 
Covers introductory topics on current research and readings in American Indian and indigenous studies.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:00pm