"Are Carbon Markets The New Gaming For Tribes?"

"Communities weigh whether economic benefits offset concerns"

"The rush is on, and CO2 could be the new gold.

Or is it another scheme to appropriate tribal land and resources without addressing the root cause of climate change?

The complicated world of carbon markets could mean millions of dollars for tribal communities across Indian Country that are willing to sell carbon dioxide credits for their untapped lands and pristine forests.

For some, carbon dioxide — a key component in climate change — could replace gaming as a key economic force. Others fear tribes are being manipulated to allow continuing destruction of the world’s climate."

Mary Annette Pember reports for Indian Country Today November 8, 2021.

Source: Indian Country Today, 11/09/2021