Governing Extraterritorial Pollutants: Cultural, Environmental and Political Implications of Atmoshere-Surface Exchangeable Pollutants in the Great Lakes

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 4:45 PM
Emma S Norman, Northwest Indian College, Environmental Science, Bellingham, WA, United States
This presentation is part of a series of talks focused on ASEPs. This presentation will focus on the cultural, environmental and political implications of ASEPs in the Great Lakes. In particular, I examine how Indigenous communities in Keweenaw Bay are adversely impacted by extraterritorial pollutants such as ASEPs, both because their territory is fixed geopolitically, and because their ways of life is reliant on the consumption of fish, which, in recent years have become polluted with ASEPs - particularly PCBs and Mercury. This presentation explores the new innovations in governance that are attempting to ameliorate these issues.