international relations and settler colonialism: cfp

Originally posted on settler colonial studies blog:
CALL FOR PAPERS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION – TORONTO (2014) 26-29 March, 2014. Settler-Colonial Spaces: Thinking Across Indigeneity and International Relations As the ISA moves from Ohlone territories (San Francisco) to Mississauga and Haudenosaunee territories (Toronto) for its annual convention next year, this is a call to reflect on…

until the federal government changes how it interacts with tribal governments, protests over development projects in Indian Country—like the one at Standing Rock in North Dakota—are likely to continue and grow. “While we have very good laws on the books, they’re a procedural form of justice and not a substantive form of justice,” says Tsosie. “If that’s what we have been doing as a nation, then what’s the corrective?”

The Great Father has been for many years caring for his red children across the mountains; there (pointing East) many treaties have been made. Many councils have been held; and there it had been found that with farms and with schools and with shops and with laws the red man could be protected. Why do … More until the federal government changes how it interacts with tribal governments, protests over development projects in Indian Country—like the one at Standing Rock in North Dakota—are likely to continue and grow. “While we have very good laws on the books, they’re a procedural form of justice and not a substantive form of justice,” says Tsosie. “If that’s what we have been doing as a nation, then what’s the corrective?”

Whatcom County Council will have a vote, Sept. 13, on newest contract extension for GPT EIS / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson — noisy waters northwest

September 1, 2016 Sandy Robson Whatcom County Administration continues to breathe life into the Gateway Pacific Terminal project even after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Section 404/10 permit needed on May 9th, and after the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) denied the lease needed on June 6th. via Whatcom County Council … More Whatcom County Council will have a vote, Sept. 13, on newest contract extension for GPT EIS / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson — noisy waters northwest

National Congress of American Indians Demands a Halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Originally posted on LRInspire:
On August 29th, the National Congress of American Indians issued a call to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska…

Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances with environmental groups and appropriates conservation and preservation ethics in order to reclaim the land. Indigenous articulations of environmentalism at Bears Ears disrupt the colonial temporal and spatial logics that undergird dominant American imaginaries of wilderness and antiquity, reattaching Native peoples to the land by centering Native American relationships to the natural world as indispensable to the future of preservation and conservation in the U.S.

Abstract: This thesis explores how an inter-tribal coalition in Southern Utah is strategically mobilizing environmental ethics in order to guarantee access to tribal homelands. Facing serious threat from Anglo communities in Utah who use race and religion to produce themselves as the authentic local population, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances […] … More Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances with environmental groups and appropriates conservation and preservation ethics in order to reclaim the land. Indigenous articulations of environmentalism at Bears Ears disrupt the colonial temporal and spatial logics that undergird dominant American imaginaries of wilderness and antiquity, reattaching Native peoples to the land by centering Native American relationships to the natural world as indispensable to the future of preservation and conservation in the U.S.

On indigenous environmentalism: Caroline K. Goodman, Reclaiming the Land: Indigenous Articulations of Environmentalism at Bears Ears, MA Dissertation, University of New Mexico, 2016

Originally posted on settler colonial studies blog:
Abstract: This thesis explores how an inter-tribal coalition in Southern Utah is strategically mobilizing environmental ethics in order to guarantee access to tribal homelands. Facing serious threat from Anglo communities in Utah who use race and religion to produce themselves as the authentic local population, the Bears Ears…