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AIS160A1 – Weekly Questions
Lecture from 11/16 (Colombi)
1. According to Dr. Colombi’s lecture on climate change, why are Indigenous
peoples “particularly exposed and sensitive to climate change impacts due to their
resource-based livelihoods and the location of their homes in vulnerable
2. Which of the following best gives an example of Indigenous vulnerability when it
comes to global climate change?
a. Indigenous peoples are vulnerable because they live in isolated
communities where they are unable to hear news about changes in weather
in their area.
b. Indigenous peoples lack adaptive capacity and are unable to change the
aspects of their culture, hunting patterns, gathering traditions, and oral
c. Indigenous peoples are vulnerable because of their resource-based
livelihoods and the locations of their homes in their community
d. Indigenous peoples have regained their tribal sovereignty and are therefore
ten times more empowered and less vulnerable than they were when initial
climate change research was done.
Lecture from 11/18 (Tommy Jones)
1. Based on Tommy Jones’ lecture on renewably energy, discuss one example of
“barriers to development” that challenge the Navajo Nation.
a. Short-answer/Essay question
2. According to Tommy Jones’ lecture, which of the following are potential barriers
to development on the Navajo Nation?
a. Customer, permitting, and tribal sovereignty
b. Partnerships, financing, and cultural acceptance
c. Financing, corporate strategy, and permitting
d. Funding, strategic energy planning, and infrastructure
3. According to Tommy Jones’ lecture, which of the following are the least
significant barriers to development on the Navajo Nation?
a. Permitting, tribal sovereignty, and the customer
b. Funding, the customer, and location
c. Oral tradition, partnerships, and financing
d. Cultural acceptance, financing, and corporate strategy