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Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Country

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This resource aims to illustrate the importance of authority and flexibility to climate change adaptation and justice in indigenous communities.

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Using the example of real tribal communities to illustrate broader ideas makes this resource widely applicable to different situations
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Indigenous communities may have different systems of governance and culture, even when living in the same reservation (as the Wind River example shows), so each case must be considered on its own basis
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United States Geological Survey
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This resource discusses opportunities and structural limitations for sustainable climate change adaptation in American Indian communities, using the example of water and land right conflicts within the Wind River Reservation of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.


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