Tools

The core component of the services DGW Consulting provides is education. We understand that environmental justice for Native peoples is a different animal than it is for all other EJ communities. If this is new information for you, you are invited to familiarize yourself further with this concept in three ways.

First, Dina Gilio-Whitaker literally wrote the book on EJ in Indian country. As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock will be released from Beacon Press in spring 2019. It’s a good beginning point for understanding the issues American Indians face in their quest for environmental justice.

Second, I as the principle consultant at DGW Consulting teach an introductory online course on the topic through the Center for World Indigenous Studies. The course can be completed in one hour and gives a very broad picture of the concepts I cover in the book. And at $39 its affordable! Follow this link to find it; Environmental Justice in Indian Country.

Third, as an educator I teach courses on American Indian environmental issues, and I frequently give public talks on the topic, too. Invite me to give a talk to your group, conference, or other gathering. If you are considering hiring me as a consultant, I’ll give a one-hour address free of charge (but you’ll have to pay my expenses if I have to travel). This way you’ll get a sense of my knowledge as well as teaching style to see if I am a good fit for your needs.