In this box you will see examples of some of the kinds of searches you can do in the DUQSearch online catalog or a database on the "Additional Research Tools" page.
Synonyms for the term "Indigenous Communities"
Indians of North America"
First Nations (Used in Canada)
Example searches for Indigenous Communities and specific environmental issues
Water pollution AND Native Americans
Nuclear Waste AND Indigenous Peoples
Endangered species AND Apache
Selected Books on Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities
"Indigenous peoples are among the first to face the direct consequences of climate change, due to their dependence upon, and close relationship, with the environment and its resources. Climate change exacerbates the difficulties already faced by indigenous communities including political and economic marginalization, loss of land and resources, human rights violations, discrimination and unemployment."
With a long history and deep connection to the Earth's resources, indigenous peoples have an intimate understanding and ability to observe the impacts linked to climate change. Traditional ecological knowledge and tribal experience play a key role in developing future scientific solutions for adaptation to the impacts.