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Indigenous ownership or investment in renewables is necessary to prevent leakage and spur reinvestment



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Indigenous ownership or investment in renewables is necessary to prevent leakage and spur reinvestment


Miskwish, president Laguna Resource Services Inc, 10
Michael Connolly, Laguna Resource Services Inc is an environmental consulting firm and a principal with High Pass Energy, Inc. He served 17 years as a councilman for the Campo Band of Kumeyaay including as tribal treasurer, May 2010, “CAPTURING THE FULL BENEFIT OF ON-RESERVATION RENEWABLE ENERGY,”, 7 American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, NATIVE AM. RESOURCES COMM. NEWSLETTER 3, [DLP ACG CEDA] [Language edited – Indigenized]

Under this scenario we now fold in some of the big issues that come up with on-reservation development. For many tribes there has been a recurring theme of Indian resources extracted or used with little or no significant economic gain for the community at large. In fact, the process of exploitation of resources on Indian [indigenous] lands has significant similarities to the third world economic colonialism of the early twentieth century. Resources were taken from Indian lands for a royalty payment that was often deemed “fair” by government representatives with very little stake in the community.



These resources then went to other locations where they were transformed into products sold into the commercial product flow of modern society. The “value added” to these materials was significantly skewed toward the off-reservation economy. The end result of decades of economic colonialism has been a basic mistrust of “passive” deals which simply extract resources and don’t include a direct involvement of the tribes as investors or owners, and fail to reinvest in the long-term tribal economy.

The option of indigenous ownership enables true self-determination. Active control over projects ensures they reflect indigenous priorities, economically and otherwise.



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