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Environmental activism on the ground : small green and indigenous organizing

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  • Contributor: Clapperton, Jonathan; Piper, Liza

    "Environmental Activism on the Ground draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship to examine small scale, local environmental activism, paying particular attention to Indigenous experiences. It illuminates the questions that are central to the ongoing evolution of the environmental movement while reappraising the history and character of late twentieth and early twenty-first environmentalism in Canada, the United States, and beyond. This collection considers the different ways in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists have worked to achieve significant change. It examines attempts to resist exploitative and damaging resource developments, and the establishment of parks, heritage sites, and protected areas that recognize the indivisibility of cultural and natural resources. It pays special attention to the thriving environmentalism of the 1960s through the 1980s, an era which saw the rise of major organizations such as Greenpeace along with the flourishing of local and community-based environmental activism. "Environmental Activism on the Ground" illuminates and emphasizes the effects of local and Indigenous activism, offering lessons and directions from the ground up. It demonstrates that the modern environmental movement has been as much a small-scale, ordinary activity as a large-scale, elite one."--

    • Strategies for survival : First Nations encounters with environmentalism / Anna J. Willow
    • Native/non-Native alliances challenging fossil fuel industry shipping at Pacific Northwest ports / Zoltán Grossman
    • Conserving contested ground : sovereignty-driven stewardship by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation / John R. Welch
    • From Southern Alberta to Northern Brazil : Indigenous conservation and the preservation of cultural resources / Sterling Evans
    • Parks for and by the people : acknowledging ordinary people in the formation, protection, and use of state and provincial parks / Jessica M. DeWitt
    • Alternatives : environmental and indigenous activism in the 1970s / Liza Piper
    • Marmion Lake Generating Station : another northern scandal? / Tobasonakwut Peter Kinew
    • Environmental activism as anti-conquest : the Nuu-chah-nulth and environmentalists in the contact zone of Clayoquot Sound / Jonathan Clapperton
    • Local economic independence as environmentalism : Nova Scotia in the 1970s / Mark Leeming
    • "Not an easy thing to implement" : the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and environmental organization in a resource-dependent province, 1969-1983 / Mark J. McLaughlin
    • The ebb and flow of local environmentalist activism : the Society for Pollution and Environmental Control (SPEC), British Columbia / Jonathan Clapperton
    • From social movement to environmental behemoth : how Greenpeace got big / Frank Zelko
    Original Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, University of Calgary Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1773850059, 1773850067, 1773850075, 1773850083, 9781773850054, 9781773850061, 9781773850078, 9781773850085
    Collection(s)/Series: Read Alberta Ebooks