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The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ magazine Natural Resources & Environment will devote its Winter 2025 issue (39:3) to articles on “Indigenous Peoples.” We are currently soliciting authors to contribute articles to this issue.

NR&E editors seek articles that explore legal and policy issues involving the intersection between environment, energy, and natural resources and Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. and abroad. NR&E editors are interested in proposals that address federal, state, tribal, and international laws and policies—including statutes, regulations, common law, treaties, and tribal codes—as well as articles that examine this topic in the context of litigation/disputes in international tribunals and environmental justice, equity, and inclusion.

In selecting authors, strong preference will be given to Section members. Suggested topics for the “Indigenous Peoples.” (Winter 2025) issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Tribal and Indigenous laws
  • Tribal sovereignty
  • Treaty rights and/or trust responsibility (e.g., treaty fishing and hunting rights)
  • US Supreme Court decisions (e.g., McGirt v. Oklahoma, Arizona v. Navajo Nation, Herrera v. Wyoming, Apache Stronghold v. United States)
  • Collaborative natural resource governance and co-management
  • Free, prior, and informed consent
  • Traditional ecological knowledge and global biodiversity indigenous knowledge
  • Post-colonialism policies/post-colonial order
  • OECM
  • UNDRIP’s implementation
  • Hydroelectric development (e.g., dam removal, FERC’s policy on preliminary permits and Tribal veto authority)
  • National Monuments (e.g., Avi Kwa Ame, Bears Ears) and other land/marine designations (e.g., Chumash proposed NMS)
  • Bison rematriation
  • Tribal Implementation of federal environmental laws (e.g., CWA, SDWA, CAA). 
  • Environmental justice
  • Federal funding opportunities
  • Energy development/just transition

Article proposals are due by May 13, 2024. Article selections will be made by late May. Article outlines are due by June 10, 2024. Initial article drafts are due by July 15, 2024.

Submit an article proposal for this issue by using the online form.

Submitted proposal forms are transmitted directly to the Issue Editor, Temple Stoellinger. Authors will work with an editor from the NR&E Board throughout the publication process and will be assigned a specific word count limit, typically 3,500 words. NR&E article guidelines can be found here.

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