Winter 2017: Pacific Northwest Tribes and the Environment (NW/I&S)

AIS 275 B: Pacific Northwest Tribes and the Environment
Instructor: Michael Tulee

5 credits I&S (NW by request to elissaw@uw.edu)

MW 5:30 – 7:20 pm

This course examines what roles tribes are taking in responding to ongoing environmental issues. Students will explore Northwest tribes’ relationships with their physical environment in multiple domains. Students 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. Students will focus on issues that include global warming, consumerism, biodiversity, conservation and energy reform. Finally, Students will ask themselves “Why does this matter and what role can I play?”

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