Legislative/legal Campaign Strategy

Craft a legislative/legal strategy which offers the best possibility for finding a just solution to the problem for the indigenous communities/peoples.
  • Is the best strategy to mount a court challenge (if so, explain your legal argument—including any precedents-- which legal venue--federal, state, international law--you will pursue, and how)?
  • Is the best strategy to pursue new legislation to fix the problem. If so, explain why, which venue you will pursue (federal, state) and prepare a draft of your proposed legislation.
  • Explain in detail how your proposed strategy will achieve justice for the indigenous people(s) involved, and why it is a better strategy than a collaborative or public relations/media strategy.
  • Identify which type(s) of environmental justice identified in Kuehn’s taxonomy your strategy will pursue, and how your campaign strategy fits into those categories:
  • Distributive justice, Corrective Justice, Procedural Justice, Social Justice

You should have a minimum of 12 sources for your project (academic journal articles, books—including our textbook, government documents, and some websites. Don’t forget—the reserve readings may also contain appropriate sources for your project.)

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