Development in Navajo Nation

Kelly, Crystal (2011) Development in Navajo Nation. [Abstract]

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The purpose of this study was to demonstrate why Native American communities, and in particular the Navajo Nation, were targeted for power plants and other health-harming mineral extraction schemes. I proposed that the Navajo Nation was targeted because of the need for economic development. Environmental racism was also another factor I looked at. My findings concluded that economic development did play a huge role in the instigation of power plants. But other factors such as neocolonialism also contribute to the exploitation of Native American land and resources. Neocolonialism is a factor that heavily influences decisions on development in third world countries. With this new factor I included other similarities between third world countries and the Navajo Nation regarding development to illustrate the difficult transition to a better standard of living due to the same factors affecting third world countries, which also explains the occurrence of health hazardous industries on the Navajo Nation.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Navajo Nation, Environmental racism, Environmental aspects, Environmental studies, Power plants, Neocolonialism, Environmental Crimes, Environmental Policy -- Social Aspects, Right To Environmental Quality, Environmental Aspects, Environmental Degradation, Social Aspects, Mineral Industries, Ore Deposits, Mines & Mineral Resources
Subjects: School of Business Administration > Economics
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Native American and Indigenous Studies
NBS Symposium
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 13:10
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 13:10

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