Understanding the Relationship Between the Block Island Wind Farm and Indigenous Island Lives, Past and Present

Amelia Moore and Jessica Frazier

This project integrates historical research and contemporary interviews and ethnography to explore the indigenous experience on Block Island and the social effects of the Block Island Wind Farm and its cables on current indigenous lives and the future of indigenous community life on the island. This project will also explore the implications of offshore wind expansion for indigenous communities in greater New England. Initiated in Summer 2018 and ongoing.

Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture.