Philip M. Klasky

BIOGRAPHY

PUBLICATIONS, FILMS and RECORDINGS

Email: pklasky@gmail.com

Publications

Articles

"East Mojave's Threatened Habitat," Terrain Magazine, July 1995.

"An Extreme and Solemn Relationship," Terrain Magazine, Winter 1995.

"Contested Territory," Terrain Magazine, August 1996.

"Robert Stebbins: Interview with a Desert Patriarch,"  Pacific Discovery, 1996.

"An Extreme and Solemn Relationship with the Land," Shaman's Drum, 1996.

"The Last Ancient Path: The Struggle to Save Headwaters," Terrain Magazine, December 1996.

"Desert Tortoise vs. Nuclear Dump," Wild Earth, Spring 1997

"Native Americans and Environmentalists Battle Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Ward Valley,"  Shaman's Drum, Spring 1997.

"Twisted science and nuclear politics," San Francisco Examiner, June 1997.

“U. S. in Kyoto: Too little, too late,"  San Francisco Examiner, December 8, 1997.

"USDA proposal an 'organic' swindle," San Francisco Examiner, March 29, 1998.

"Indians join the Ward Valley protest,"  San Francisco Examiner, May 18, 1998.

"How 'Atoms for Peace' became The Waste Train,"  San Francisco Examiner, July 22, 1998.

"Nuclear Waste on Indian Land," Shaman's Drum, Summer 1998.

"The Song of the Land," News from Native California, Fall 1998.

"Ward Valley: Saving a Storyscape," Terrain Magazine, Fall 1998.

"The nuclear chain," Orion Afield, Winter 1998.

"Ward Valley: Sacred Homeland or Nuclear Waste Dump," Satya, April 1999.

"Cross-border cooperation: Activists work to stop nuclear dumps," Earth Island Journal, Summer 1999.

"Storyscapes of Silyaye Aheace," Earth First! Journal, June-July 1999.

"A Victory in the Making," Winds of Change, Summer 1999.

"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," EJ Times: The Environmental Justice Newsletter from Sierra Club, Volume 1, Issue 1.  October - December 1999.

"Song of the Land: Weaving Cultural Preservation and Environmental Protection," Earth First! Journal, September-October 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," YES! Magazine, Fall 2000.

"Awakened Voices," News from Native California, Fall 2000.

“Storyscape: The power of song in the protection of native lands,” by Philip M. Klasky and Melissa K. Nelson, Orion Afield Magazine, Autumn 2001.

“Storyscapes: living songs in native lands,” by Philip M. Klasky and Melissa K. Nelson, ReVision Magazine, Fall 2002.

“Unbroken Circle,” Earth Island Journal, Spring 2003.

“The Salt Song Trail,” by Philip M. Klasky and Melissa K. Nelson, News from Native California, Fall 2005.

“Language is the Universal Language,” News from Native California, Fall 2006.

Graduate Thesis, MA Geography and Human Environmental Studies, SFSU

"An Extreme and Solemn Relationship with the Land: Native American Perspectives and the Proposed Ward Valley Nuclear Waste Dump," Master's thesis in Geography and Human Environmental Studies -- Resource Management and Environmental Planning, San Francisco State University, June 1997.  Can be found at: http://banwaste.envirolink.org , also available through Coyote Press, P.O. Box 3377, Salinas, California  93912, www.coyotepress.com.

Books

Editor and contributor, Conspire: to breathe together, Fire in Lake Productions, anthology of political art to benefit Amnesty International, 1995.

Chapter entitled “Liquor Moccasins” in anthology Cultural Representation and Contestation in Native America, AltaMira Press, Berkeley, 2006, edited by Dr. Andrew Jolivette, SFSU Department of American Indian Studies.

Conferences and Paper Presentations

Paper: "Mojave Song Maps and Cultural Preservation," California Indian Conference, San Francisco State University, 1996.

Paper: "Mojave Song Restoration Project," California Indian Conference, San Francisco State University, 1997.

Panel on Environmental Activism, Bioneers Conference, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 1997.

Panel on Environmental Justice: "Indian Tribes Seeks Justice;"  Workshop chair:  "Bioneers in Action," Bioneers Conference, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 1998.

Chair, panel on Environmental Justice; paper: "The Song of the Land," Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1999.

Paper: "The Role of Cultural Preservation in Environmental Protection," California Indian Conference, 1999, San Luis Obispo.

Public Presentation: "The Song of the Land: Mojave Creation Songs and the Defense of the Land," sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association with support from the California Council for the Humanities, 1999.

"Indigenous Languages in Jeopardy of Extinction," presentation at the Languages for Life Conference, at the Marin Headlands, 2000.

"Indigenous Languages Repatriation," presentation at the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona at the invitation of the Salt Song Project and Native American Land Conservancy, 2000.

“Audio and Video Ethnographic Recording for Cultural Preservation,” California Indian Conference, San Francisco, California, 2001.

“Audio and Video Ethnographic Recording for Cultural Preservation,” Language is Life Conference, Marin Headlands, 2002.

“The Salt Song Trail” film presentation, Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods conference, Heard Museum, Arizona, 2004.

“The Salt Song Trail” film presentation, California Indian Conference, Humboldt State University, 2005

“Toxic Colonialism on Native American Lands,” workshop -- California Communities Against Toxics, Blythe, Arizona, 2005.

“Cultural Preservation in Indian Country” – presentation and workshop.  Great Basin Language Conference, Bishop, California.  October 2006.

(updated 12/06)

Technical Reports

"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.

"Reducing Risks and Containing Costs: Safe Containment, On-Site Storage and Source Reduction of Low-Level Radioactive Waste," report to federal agencies, 1997 updated 1999.

"Report to the Governor's Committee on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal in California," paper and presentation as part of appointment by Governor Gray Davis of California to participate in stakeholders meetings on LLRW policy, September 2000.

“Pesticides and Human Health,” edited and produced report and power point presentation prepared for Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2001.

“Nuclear Security and Implementation of SB 2065: report to the State of California Office of Homeland Security,” prepared by Philip M. Klasky and Ward A. Young, 2005.

“Water and Power: Imperial Health Project,” report to California Communities Against Toxics, 2005.

“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.