A failed green future: Navajo Green Jobs and energy “transition” in the Navajo Nation

@inproceedings{Curley2018AFG,
  title={A failed green future: Navajo Green Jobs and energy “transition” in the Navajo Nation},
  author={Andrew J. Curley},
  year={2018}
}
This article considers the Navajo Green Jobs effort of 2009, an attempt to “transition” energy production from coal to wind and solar for the largest tribe in the United States, the Navajo Nation. Through ethnographic “revisits,” in 2008 and 2013, I argue that Navajo Green Jobs contained two problematic hybrid neoliberal assumptions about governance and development: (1) it decentered governing authority from the tribe to “the community” while undermining the legitimacy of the tribal government… CONTINUE READING

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