About the Blogger

Cherokees today mapI am Stephen Carr Hampton, a registered citizen of the Cherokee Nation.  My father, Albert Hampton, is from Grove, Oklahoma.  He grew up attending the Green Corn Dances, proud of his elders, some of whom held prominent positions in the Cherokee community (such as Jefferson Thompson Parks).  I have  never lived on a reservation (and the Cherokees don’t have one) so I cannot speak from that perspective.

My father was part of the diaspora from Oklahoma to California (see the map above showing where Cherokees are today).  That’s where he met my mother, a second generation Slovak from Ohio.  I came along after that, in the yellow area in southern California.  I’ve since moved to northern California where there is also an active Cherokee community.

I currently work as a tribal liaison (among other roles) for California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response.  We deal with oil spills and other pollution events.  All opinions expressed here are purely my own.  All information referred to here will be publicly available.

This blog is dedicated to Native American history and issues.  I aim especially to provide historical context and parallels to current events.

One Response to About the Blogger

  1. Dear Stephen

    Your blog and commentary on this pipeline project, and the impact to the Sioux tribe is very interesting. My publication (Environment Analyst) is seeking to understand more about the key environmental issues surrounding projects in the US. While we are based in the UK we are writing more and more about the US, particularly because the consultancies who subscribe to us are international and many have US operations. The ascendancy of Donald Trump has led for a need for information on the impacts of his EOs and how it will shape environmental protection in the states.

    If you would agree I would like to undertake a telephone interview with you to discuss this project and the wider requirements for environmental assessments in the US. I am interested to know what the differences between an EA are and an EIS – the underlying legal need for both? If you are keen please send me an email ross@environment-analyst.com to discuss more.

    Ross

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