The priorities of environmental groups and tribes often align. The prevailing perception is Native Americans are good stewards of their land. But the two groups are sometimes at odds. The issues of protected species, hunting, land conservation and others can occasionally lead to friction. What steps can tribes and environmental organizations take to clear the air?
Dr. Nick Reo (Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) – associate professor of Native American and environmental studies at Dartmouth College
Dallas Goldtooth (Diné and Dakota) – Keep it in the Ground campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network
Jessica Hernandez (Ch’orti’, Zapotec, and Yucateco) – graduate student in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington
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