Is Your Tribal Land Secure?

Authors: Ralston, Larry, The Evergreen State College

Disciplines: Environmental Studies, Geology, Native American Studies, Political Science and Public Administration

Themes: Activism, Climate Change, Community Development, Land, Law and Justice, Leadership

Tribes: Quileute

This case tells the story of a longstanding land dispute between the Quileute Tribe and the Olympic National Park. The Tribe’s search for a just solution is examined in the context of changing political and environmental circumstances. Emergency preparedness is an important dimension of this case which also highlights the ways in which disputes are negotiated and the various considerations at play.