The Cultural Conservancy - Publications
Publications by Melissa Nelson regarding Native American environmental issues, indigenous knowledge, identity, and cultural revitalization. Many of these articles document different TCC projects over the past seventeen years.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future. Book contract with Collective Heritage Institute/Bioneers. Publisher, Inner Traditions International (Rochester, Vermont, 2008.
Chapters in Books
Oral Tradition, Identity, and Inter-generational Healing Through the Southern Paiute Salt Songs. In Cultural Representation and Contestation in Native America. Edited by Andrew Jolivette. Berkeley: AltaMira Press, 2006.
Contemporary Native American Responses to Environmental Threats in Indian Country. Co-authored with Dr. Tirso Gonzales. In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology –The Interbeing of Comology and Community. Edited by John Grim, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University Press, 2001.
Health and Ecology of Indigenous California Foods and the Bay Nut. The Snail. Slow Foods USA Newsletter, May 2004. Part 1
Health and Ecology of Indigenous California Foods and the Bay Nut. The Snail. Slow Foods USA Newsletter, May 2004. Part 2
Selected Publications by Philip M. Klasky include writings about indigenous rights and environmental justice issues, articles and technical reports.
Graduate Thesis, MA Geography and Human Environmental Studies, SFSU
"An Extreme and Solemn Relationship: Native American Perspectives and the Proposed Ward Valley Nuclear Waste Dump," June 1997. Available through Coyote Press, P.O. Box 3377, Salinas, California 93912, www.coyotepress.com.
"Ward Valley: Critical Habitat for a Threatened Species or Nuclear Waste Dump," Report and presentation to the National Academy of Sciences, October 1996.
"Comments on the Scope of the Ward Valley Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement," report to the United States Bureau of Land Management, June 1996.
"Environmental Justice and the Proposed Ward Valley Nuclear Waste Dump,” Report to the Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, June 1998.
“Recommendations for a Cultural Resources and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) on the contamination and remediation at the Pacific Gas & Electric Topock Compression Station in San Bernardino County,” report to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, 2005.
“The Salt Song Trail Map” News from Native California, Winter 2009.
“Music is the Universal Language,” News from Native California, Fall 2006
“The Salt Song Trail,” co-authored with Melissa K. Nelson, News from Native California, Fall 2005.
“Unbroken Circle,” Earth Island Journal, Spring 2003
“Storyscapes: living songs in native lands,” co-authored with Melissa K. Nelson, ReVision Magazine, Fall 2002.
“Storyscape: The power of song in the protection of native lands,” co-authored with Melissa K. Nelson, Orion Afield Magazine, Autumn 2001.
"Awakened Voices," News from Native California, Fall 2000.
"Song of the Land," YES! Magazine, Fall 2000.
"Earth Circles: Songs of the Land: Weaving Together Spiritual Tradition, Cultural Preservation and Environmental Protection," Shaman's Drum, Number 55, 2000.
"Song of the Land: Weaving Cultural Preservation and Environmental Protection," Earth First! Journal, September-October 2000.
"House of Night: the Mojave Creation Songs Return to the Keepers of the River,” News from Native California, Fall 1999.
"A Victory in the Making," Winds of Change, Summer 1999.
"Storyscapes of Silyaye Aheace," Earth First! Journal, June-July 1999.
"Ward Valley: Saving a Storyscape," Terrain Magazine, Fall 1998.
"The Song of the Land," News from Native California, Fall 1998.