Benedict J. Colombi

Keystone NationsSAR Press PublicationKeystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North PacificThe histories and futures of Indigenous peoples and salmon are inextricably bound across the vast ocean expanse and rugged coastlines of the North Pacific. Keystone Nations addresses this enmeshment and the marriage of the biological and social sciences that have led to the research discussed in this book.
Indians & EnergySAR Press PublicationIndians & Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American SouthwestThe authors consider the complex relationship between development and Indian communities in the Southwest in order to reveal how an understanding of patterns in the past can guide policies and decisions in the future.
2010, May 15–21
Indigenous Peoples and Salmon in the Northern PacificAdvanced SeminarIndigenous Peoples and Salmon in the Northern PacificTwo years in the making, the seminar explored how indigenous societies across the northern Pacific Rim—from Sakhalin Island through Alaska and south to the Columbia River—built their distinctive cultures around wild salmon.
2007, September 28–29
Energy Development in Indian CountryShort SeminarEnergy Development in Indian CountryThis seminar addressed the issue of how energy development on current Indian lands in the United States constitutes both exploitation and opportunity. A major theme discussed was tribes' demands to exercise greater sovereignty over their lands and the government's growing support of this, and how renegotiated lease agreements return greater profits to tribes. Consequences to individual health as well as the environment were also discussed.

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