Development and Energy
Alternative Treaty between NGOS and Indigenous Peoples
This "Copenhagen Alternative Declaration" was issued by the NGO Forum at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro. One section addresses specific actions to be taken by NGOs relative to indigenous peoples and their concerns with development. (NGO Forum, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, 1992).
Alternatives to Development: Environmental Values of Indigenous Peoples
Describes differences between native and industrial nations and make the recommendation that indigenous people should be in control of the rate and nature of change in their territories and societies. (Northwest Regional Conference on the Emerging International Economic Order, Archive: Fourth World Documentation Project, 1979).
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Responsibilities
The Division of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Division of Forestry and the Geographic Data Service Center.
Can Renewable Energy Help Native Americans Reclaim their Resources?
(Peter Asmus, The Amicus Journal (e-Amicus). Natural Resources Defense Council, 1998).
Concepts in Land Use: A Historical Perspective on S'olh Temexw
(Brian Thom, Stó:lo Curriculum Consortium, 1996).
High Country News
In keeping with this newspaper's focus on western land and resource issues, the paper's on-line page of Native American articles includes items on environmental laws, water, land rights and development issues.
New Mexico Uranium Update
Crownpoint Uranium ISL Project. The second document on this page. (Southwest Research and Information Center, January, 1997).
Only Beavers Should Build Dams
Chief John Miswagon of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation speaks about the human impacts of energy development for the community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. (Chief John Miswagon, Archive: NAE, 2000).
Review of Backbone of the World
We review Backbone of the World, a new film by George Burdeau about the Blackfeet and their relationship to the Badger Two-Medicine area, currently being considered for gas and oil development. (Alx V. Dark, Native Americans and the Environment, 1999).
Rio Earth Summit Documents
A collection of documents produced by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992), also known as the Earth Summit, and various preparatory activities that led to the conference. (Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network).
Success Stories: Native SUN Hopi Solar Electric Enterprise
Describes an alternative energy project (solar) initiated for Hopi and Navajo peoples. (US Department of Energy, 1997).
Transnational Corporations and Their Effect on Indigenous Lands
Natural resource extraction and development pressures figure in the report as important human rights issues. (World Council of Indigenous Peoples, Report presented to the International NGO Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Land. Archive: Fourth World Documentation Project, 1981).
Uranium Mining Plan Splits Navajo Communities in New Mexico
Slightly modified. Crownpoint Uranium ISL Project. The first of two articles on this page. (Chris Shuey, The Workbook 21(2). Southwest Research and Information Center, 1996).
Yakima Indian Nation, Natural Resources
A page on natural resource industries from the Economic Development Office of the Yakima Indian Nation.