Ryan E. Emanuel (NHC Fellow, 2020–21)

Project Title

Water in the Lumbee World: Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, and the Transformation of Home

North Carolina State University

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Ryan E. Emanuel

Fellowship Work Summary, 2020–21

Ryan E. Emanuel wrote three chapters of his book in progress, Water in the Lumbee World: Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, and the Transformation of Home. He conducted extensive research on newspapers and archival records, and he analyzed secondary sources for the book’s remaining chapters. He wrote an invited essay on the environmental challenges facing federally non-recognized tribes as part of a forthcoming edited volume that highlights the work of Lakota scholar-activist, Vine Deloria, Jr.