global governance, governance generating networks, governance of transnational corporations, Indigenous protests, non-governmental organizations, social movements
Networks play an important role in the Indigenous rights movement’s strategies and in Indigenous groups’ engagements with industry actors, the State, and NGOs. We seek to extend the concept of Governance Generating Networks (GGN) to incorporate Indigenous grassroots movements, and evaluate multiscale interactions and processes of network-generated governance across scales. We compare the NoDAPL movement led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the U.S. with grassroots Indigenous-environmentalist networks of water defenders in the Komi Republic, Russia. These GGNs emerged to protest oil pipelines within two contrasting sociopolitical systems, yet demonstrate substantial similarities in respect to local grievances and global engagement. We find that the resonance of these movements across scales was substantial. These reactions exhibited dissonance between scales, when national and regional actors responded in diverging ways. The two Indigenous-led movements were also able to amplify their agendas and transfer strategic alliances to other places and issues.
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Tysiachniouk, Maria S.; Horowitz, Leah S.; Korkina, Varvara V.; and Petrov, Andrey N., "Indigenous-Led Grassroots Engagements With Oil Pipelines In The U.S. And Russia: The Nodapl And Komi Movements" (2021). Faculty Publications. 207.