First peoples, last in environmental justice, with Nil Basu

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Street art in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Indigenous peoples around the world face multiple injustices as a result of environmental pollution. These highly vulnerable populations make up just 5% of the global population yet experience a disproportionate number of negative impacts from pollution that affect their environment, health and well-being, and culture. We talk with co-author Nil Basu to find out what their critical review “A State-of-the-Art Review of Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Pollution” reveals. Access the article in the May 2020 issue of IEAM.

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About the Guest

Nil Basu

Nil Basu holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Environmental Health Sciences and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University’s Macdonald campus. He is jointly appointed in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and in the School of Human Nutrition. He is also an Associate Member of McGill’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, as well as the McGill School of Environment. He is a member of CINE (Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment). He holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Articles Referenced in this Podcast

Fernández‐Llamazares Á, Garteizgogeascoa M, Basu N, Brondizio ES, Cabeza M, Martínez‐Alier J, McElwee P, Reyes‐García V. 2020. A State‐of‐the‐Art Review of Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Pollution. Integr Environ Assess Manag 16: 324-341. doi:10.1002/ieam.4239

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