Comfort publishes article about environmental professionals’ communication challenges in Indigenous communities
Assistant professor Ryan Comfort discusses challenges of environmental communication in Indigenous communities in a recently published article.
The article, “Political Macroenvironments & Cultural Information Protection: The Challenge of Communication in Native American Environmental and Natural Resource Management,” was based on the results of a survey of environmental professionals working for Native American Nations in the United States and was published in Society & Natural Resources.
The study found that environmental communicators may face challenges in the political relationships among Native Nations, states and federal agencies. Further, the communication decision-making process is greatly influenced by concerns about protecting cultural information.