Philosophical perspectives on land and natural resources held by Native Americans in the Columbia River Basin are examined for the ecological insights that they provide. The peoples' history and culture, based upon living in relationship with mother earth, is explained. The impact of non-Indian development of the Columbia River system on their way of life is examined. Tribal perspectives on non-Indian resource management are offered. Opportunities and principals for cooperation between groups in managing Columbia River Basin resources are proposed.
"Living within the circle: A Native American relationship with our natural resources,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 3, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/7