Energy policy would take into account the natives and establishes a framework for reclaiming indigenous culture.
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When considering energy production, resource extraction, housing and energy efficiency it ¶ is essential that the administration take into account the disproportionate impacts of ¶ climate change and energy development on American Indian reservation and Alaska Native ¶ villages, and the potential for catalyzing green reservation economies. We ask that the ¶ administration consult with Honor the Earth, Intertribal Council On Utility Policy and the ¶ Indigenous Environmental Network, representing a network of 250 grassroots tribal ¶ organizations and tribes, to ensure input from impacted communities is fully taken into ¶ account, and to ensure Native American participation in the green economy of the future. ¶ A just nation‐to‐nation relationship means breaking the cycle of asking Native America to ¶ choose between economic development and preservation of its cultures and lands; ¶ renewable energy and efficiency improvements provide opportunity to do both ¶ simultaneously. A green, carbon‐reduced energy policy has major national and ¶ international human rights, environmental and financial consequences, and we believe that ¶ this administration can provide groundbreaking leadership on this policy. The reality is ¶ that the most efficient, green economy will need the vast wind and solar resources that lie ¶ on Native American lands.This provides the foundation of not only a green low carbon ¶ economy but also catalyzes development of tremendous human and economic potential in ¶ the poorest community in the United States‐ Native America.