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ERIC Number: EJ867389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
The Red Road to Green: Tribal Peoples' Worldviews Preceded "Green" Trend
Pember, Mary Annette
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v20 n2 p16-21 Win 2008
Green is definitely "in." Green refers not to fashion but the philosophy of environmental protection, stewardship, and social justice. There is nothing new about the green philosophy for tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and the Native communities they serve. Responsible stewardship of Mother Earth is a natural outgrowth of TCU's missions and speaks to the worldview of most tribal peoples: recognizing and valuing the inter-relationship of all living things on earth. Green practices in the tribal college community vary as much as the institutions themselves. The examples discussed in this article demonstrate the potential, the challenges, and how the tribal colleges' approach differs from most mainstream colleges' approach. Colleges with enough money to build new campuses obviously have advantages over colleges that must use older, existing buildings, but these examples demonstrate that every one can implement a strategy.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A