University of North Texas Energy Extraction and Resistance Discussion

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1. Drawing on the Talbot reading and Estes reading, what different political forces are at play in the extraction of energy resources on Native American lands, and resistance to this extraction? How might the concepts of environmental justice and resource colonialism be applicable here? Be specific.

2. The purpose of anthropology is not only to describe specific cultural times and places, but to draw broader conclusions about humanity/the human condition. Drawing specifically on one of the examples of borders in the module and readings, please discuss: what might these "borders" (of various sorts - political, cultural, etc.) in Native North America teach us more broadly about the human condition?



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Question 1
Political forces in the tribal relationship are responsible for the constant turnover in the
leadership roles of the two sides. Most tribes go for elections after every two years. This depends
on the political instability of that tribe. This implies that there will be new leadership as well as
new directions after every two years. These political shifts in the turnover of leadership are
subject to political changes since they are a point of frustration. Concepts of environmental
justice along with colonialism are applied here in the sense of mismanagement extraction
resources, especially in the production of coal. Colonialism is in practice where tribes are not
allowed the infrastructure to manage their extractive activities effectively (Grogan , 2011).
The federal government is not responsive, effective and efficient on the tribal ne...


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