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- Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Change
- Published by: Oregon State University Press
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Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Indigenous peoples around the Pacific Rim have already been deeply affected by droughts, flooding, reduced glaciers and snowmelts, seasonal shifts in winds and storms, and the northward shifting of species on the land and in the ocean. Having survived the historical and ecological wounds inflicted by colonization, industrialization, and urbanization, Indigenous peoples are using tools of resilience that have enabled them to respond to sudden environmental changes. They are creating defenses to harden their communities, mitigate losses, and adapt where possible.
Asserting Native Resilience presents a rich variety of perspectives on Indigenous responses to the climate crisis, reflecting the voices of more than twenty contributors, including tribal leaders, Native and non-Native scientists, scholars, and activists from the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska, and Aotearoa / New Zealand. Also included is a resource directory of Indigenous governments, NGOs, and communities that are researching and responding to climate change and a community organizing booklet for use by Northwest tribes.
An invaluable addition to the literature on climate change, Asserting Native Resilience will be useful for students of environmental studies, Native studies, geography, and rural sociology, and will serve as an important reference for Indigenous leaders, tribal members, and environmental agency staff.
Table of Contents
- PART I. CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
- p. 21
- PART II. EFFECTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS
- p. 51
- PART III. CURRENT RESPONSES
- p. 107
- PART IV. POSSIBLE PATHS
- p. 159
- PART V. NATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES, AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES
- p. 193