Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice (Fall 2020)

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“Beyond their colonial and racist origins, and inability to acknowledge that traditional Indigenous knowledge can advance climate and environmental justice, the modern climate and environmental movements perpetuate Indigenous marginalization and exclusion in terms of their composition,” notes Raymond Foxworth. Yet Native nations and organizations have always been at the front of the fight to protect local resources from extractive capitalism. “For modern environmental and climate justice movements—and philanthropic support of these movements—to be truly impactful,” this article contends, “they must let Indigenous peoples lead.”
by Raymond Foxworth