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Military Affirmative (3)

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10/16/2011

1.Increase use of renewable energy resources on tribal lands results in
increased tribal sovereignty, economic development and reduced pollution.

Thomas L. Acker, William M. Auberle, Earl P.N. Duque, William D. Jeffery, David R. LaRoche, Virgil Masayesva, and Dean H.
Smith, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Director for the Center for Sustainable Environments, Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Practices, and
Professor of Economics and Applied Indigenous Studies, 9-21-02, Implications of the Regional Haze Rule on Renewable and Wind
Energy Development on Native American Lands in the West College of Business Administration Working Paper Series,
http://ses.nau.edu/pdf/Smith_AWEA.pdf.
One of the key recommendations of the GCVTC report was to assess the potential impact of increasing the use of
renewable energy resources
for the generation of electricity as a way to reduce pollution from fossil-fueled power plants in
the West, and thereby improve visibility. The WRAP has commissioned studies to assess the potential for the generation of
electricity from renewable energy resources. One
such study focused on the policy actions that States in the West could take
in order to increase the generation of electricity from renewable resources.(2) A similar study focused on actions that Native
American Tribes
could take in order to increase electricity generation form renewable resources. However, the tribal study
had an expanded focus that considered not only policy actions, but also the available renewable energy resources in
Indian country, energy information required in a TIP, tribal energy perspectives, and an analysis of the barriers and
opportunities for tribal energy development. The resulting report from this study
(“the Tribal Renewables Report”(3))
recommends policies and strategies for tribal leaders to consider in order to use renewable energy resources not only to
reduce pollution but also as a means to assert tribal sovereignty and autonomy and to spur economic development on
tribal lands

2.Indigenous Indian development creates a solvent global model
Miriam Jorgensen, Research Associate for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
and consultant to the Standing Rock Sioux and White Mountain Apache Tribes, 97, American Indian Studies, p.
137

In particular, the challenge for American Indian economic development is for it to be indigenously defined and
institutionally based
. As such, development will be a process which takes account of Native assets and goals and incorporates
them into specific plans for the future. It will be capable of addressing welfare issues generally, and not income issues alone.
Because it concentrates on institutional development, it will not put limited projects ahead of broader policy-making. It will
create a political-economic environment which is conducive to investment by tribal members and non- members alike
.
Furthermore, its political and social institutions will together promote the continued success of these designated welfare-
improving investments. Clearly, development that succeeds at combating poverty and its concomitant ills is not narrowly
"economic." Finally, if Native nations achieve this kind of development, their success will be a beacon not only to other
indigenous peoples
whose colonizers allow a measure of political independence, but to all nations which are restructuring
their development outlook. American Indian nations have the potential to show other countries—from Eastern Europe to
Asia
and beyond -how development can be done "right."

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