Shoemaker's Essay Published in Great Plains Research

Shoemaker's Essay Published in Great Plains Research

27 Oct 2017    

Professor Jessica Shoemaker

Professor Jessica Shoemaker's invited essay, “Pipelines, Protest, and Property,” has  been published in Great Plains Research. This essay explores fundamental ideas about private property ownership—and what it means to be a region dominated by privately held lands—though the lens of the recent Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline controversies. Although the purpose is not to resolve any lingering disputes about the pipelines themselves, the essay does highlight some of the unique land tenure issues that impact Indigenous peoples especially and the potential for more cooperative, land-based reconciliation in the Great Plains going forward. It also concisely summarizes the status of the legal controversies around these pipelines.