First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Orenda SeniorFollow

Mentor/s

Suzanne Marmo-Roman LaTina Steele

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

When considering the ways in which resource acquisition adversely impacts the land and environment, especially in North America, it is vital to acknowledge the aboriginal populations who occupied, and continue to reside on, this land. Indigenous peoples of North America have ties to this continent and land which trace back to over fifteen thousand years ago (Shott, 2017). They all lived, and live, with the foundational philosophy that humans have an innate connection with, and responsibility to, the environment (Davis, 2019). However, Indigenous populations today are facing unprecedented environmental injustice related to evolved societal practices, or exploitation, impacting both traditional ways of life and health (Smithers, 2019). Contemporary native cultures and wellbeing are adversely damaged, and disproportionately targeted, by the modern-day perpetual mistreatment, exploitation, and erasure of their tribal lands. Based upon the outcomes observed within this literature review, further work in policy and the inclusion of indigenous peoples in positions of power should be a priority so that there are protective and representative factors at play on a national level.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Health Science

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-E, Suzanne Marmo-Roman & LaTina Steele

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Orenda Senior, Health Science with Concentration in Public Health, Honors, Class of 2023 (December graduate)

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Adverse Impacts of Environmental Exploitation on Indigenous Cultures and Wellbeing

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

When considering the ways in which resource acquisition adversely impacts the land and environment, especially in North America, it is vital to acknowledge the aboriginal populations who occupied, and continue to reside on, this land. Indigenous peoples of North America have ties to this continent and land which trace back to over fifteen thousand years ago (Shott, 2017). They all lived, and live, with the foundational philosophy that humans have an innate connection with, and responsibility to, the environment (Davis, 2019). However, Indigenous populations today are facing unprecedented environmental injustice related to evolved societal practices, or exploitation, impacting both traditional ways of life and health (Smithers, 2019). Contemporary native cultures and wellbeing are adversely damaged, and disproportionately targeted, by the modern-day perpetual mistreatment, exploitation, and erasure of their tribal lands. Based upon the outcomes observed within this literature review, further work in policy and the inclusion of indigenous peoples in positions of power should be a priority so that there are protective and representative factors at play on a national level.

 

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