Native American Environmental Justice as Decolonization

  title={Native American Environmental Justice as Decolonization},
  author={Julia Miller Cantzler and Megan Huynh},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={203 - 223}
In the Pacific Northwest, control over lucrative and dwindling salmon fisheries have served as the primary source of contention between Native Americans and non-Indians for nearly 200 years. Despite the lopsided power dynamics favoring the states, and the commercial and recreational stakeholders whose interests are championed by State authority, fishing tribes have successfully infiltrated prevailing decision-making bodies and have taken a leading role in efforts to save the salmon from the… 
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