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Governing water insecurity: navigating indigenous water rights and regulatory politics in settler colonial states

Nicole J. Wilson, Teresa Montoya, Rachel Arsenault & Andrew Curley 

Water International, 46.6, 783-801 doi 10.1080/02508060.2021.1928972

This well-cited and very readable article draws on examples from the settler colonial states of Canada and the United States to illustrate how jurisdictional and regulatory injustices along with broader political and economic asymmetries generate water insecurity for Indigenous peoples and how those affected are pushing back by revitalizing Indigenous knowledge and governance systems. It blends historical and ethnographic analysis very well, and brings innovation to water research.

Nicole J. Wilson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance at the University of Manitoba, Canada; Teresa Montoya is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, USA; Rachel Arsenault is a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada; and Andrew Curley is Assistant Professor in the School of Geography, Development & Environment at the University of Arizona, USA.

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