Prof. Grijalva presents on Indigenous Environmental Human Rights


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Professor James Grijalva presented twice in October on Indigenous Environmental Human Rights and Environmental Justice. On October 16, he was the Distinguished International Law Speaker at the Center for International and Comparative Law at the St. Louis University School of Law, and presented Pipelines, Protests and Perspectives: Can Domestic Energy Development be Reconciled with Internationally-Recognized Indigenous Environmental Human Rights? On October 2, Professor Grijalva presented Indigenous Environmental Justice, Tribal Environmental Sovereignty & Federal Administrative Sea Changes,in the third part of a national webinar series on Emerging Environmental Issues in Native Communities, sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, located in Washington, D.C.

In August, as Director of the School’s Tribal Environmental Law Project, Professor Grijalva offered a four-hour workshop for federal and tribal governmental officials, Strengthening Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance by Administering Environmental Protection Programs: The Continuing Relevance of EPA’s 1984 Indian Policy and 1992 GAP Statute, at the Sixth Annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the third consecutive year he offered the workshop, which was initially funded by the EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office.