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Chapter 7: Tribal Lands
Pages 63-68

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From page 63...
... Some information comparing tribal peoples in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in the introductory section of this chapter provides context, but the text and commentary are largely devoted to presenting various sorts of statistics by country, region, population sizes, land areas, with an emphasis on potentials for resource development and extraction. There are numerous opinions, hypotheticals, and assertions regarding comparisons with neighboring lands presented for little apparent purpose.
From page 64...
... Scientific literature relating to carbon fluxes in indigenous communities in peer reviewed journals is sparse to non-existent. This is not surprising given culturally-based differences in transmitting science and knowledge in indigenous communities which rely largely on oral traditions, community vetting, and learning by doing.
From page 65...
... This process helps clean the air and water, helps farmers keep their dairies operating, protects salmon streams, and provides environmentally-friendly compost. - Opportunities to deploy innovative technology and practices that can potentially affect carbon fluxes at the community level, e.g., renewable energy, energy-efficient substitutions, sanitation and waste disposal and treatment, local sourcing, energy-carbon based purchasing policies, carbon markets.
From page 66...
... Since Canada and Mexico are apparently developing their own assessment activities, it would be appropriate to limit discussion to the U.S. Nor is it feasible to try to tie mostly unquantified impacts of tribal land management on reserved lands or within their territories to global climate change processes.
From page 67...
... - Differences in communicating and transmitting knowledge (traditions, practices, songs, stories, art & language) including traditional knowledges and indigenous resource management practices, including implications of lack of infrastructure to provide internet access to disadvantaged communities.
From page 68...
... . - Establishing communication networks of indigenous communities and partners to share success stories, information, and experience and avoid or minimize effects of ideologically-driven censorship practices;5 convening conferences and defraying costs of participation to advance knowledge sharing and help inform the development and implementation of policies, programs, and projects affecting the carbon cycle.

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