Rural Development

ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION: VIEWS FROM WITHIN

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Over the past century, the outside world has increasingly encroached on Alaska Native communities, and one of the consequences of that change has been a shift in the purpose and structure of schools in Alaska Native communities. Alaska Native Education brings together a variety of experts in the field of indigenous education to show the ways in which Alaska Natives have adopted and adapted outside ideas and rules regarding education and how they have frequently found them problematic and insufficient. The authors follow their analysis with suggestions of ways forward, emphasizing the benefits of blending new and old practices that will simultaneously prepare Alaska Native students for the future while preserving and strengthening their ties to the past."
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9781877962431
Publication Date: 
2011-02-14
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University of Alaska Press

ART AND ESKIMO POWER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALASKAN HOWARD R

ART AND ESKIMO POWER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALASKAN HOWARD R
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AtHoward Rock'sbirth, a shaman predicted thathe would become a great man. Born in 1911 in a sod igloo in Point Hope, an ancient Eskimo village, Howard became an accomplished artist and crusading newspaper editor who helped to defend his people from a controversial Atomic Energy Commission proposal to excavate a harbor near his native village with an atomic blast. "Art and Eskimo Power" chronicles the life of this influential and artist, editor, and founder of the Tundra Times under whose leadership the newspaper helped to organize Alaska s native people to press their aboriginal land claims before Congress, which ultimately led to their being awarded over $1 billion and 40 million acres."
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9781602230217
Author: 
Morgan, Lael
Publication Date: 
2008-03-31
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University of Alaska Press

ASSET BUILDING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (P)

ASSET BUILDING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (P)
$108.00
A comprehensive approach focused on sustainable change

Asset Building and Community Development
, Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Updated throughout, this edition explores how communities are building on their key assets--physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural capital-- to generate positive change. With a focus on community outcomes, the authors illustrate how development controlled by community-based organizations provides a better match between assets and the needs of the community.
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9781483344034
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Haines, Anna L
Publication Date: 
2015-05-05
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Sage Publications, Inc

BEGINNING & END OF RAPE (P)

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Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic. An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer s work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on and ending it.

The Beginning and End of Rape collects and expands the powerful writings in which Deer, who played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, has advocated for cultural and legal reforms to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse. Deer provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism in tribal nations a truth largely overlooked or minimized by Native and non-Native observers. She faces this legacy directly, articulating strategies for Native communities and tribal nations seeking redress. In a damning critique of federal law that has accommodated rape by destroying tribal legal systems, she describes how tribal self-determination efforts of the twenty-first century can be leveraged to eradicate violence against women. Her work bridges the gap between Indian law and feminist thinking by explaining how intersectional approaches are vital to addressing the rape of Native women.

Grounded in historical, cultural, and legal realities, both Native and non-Native, these essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. Deer draws on her extensive experiences in advocacy and activism to present specific, practical recommendations and plans of action for making the world safer for all.


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ISBN/SKU: 
9780816696338
Author: 
Deer, Sarah
Publication Date: 
2015-10-31
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University of Minnesota Press

Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change

Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change
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Our world is a crowded and hyper-connected place and it is becoming more crowded and hyper-connected every day. The challenges of our world call us to evolve as a species at a pace that has never been necessary before - not in our physical attributes, not in our emotional capacities, not in our mental capabilities, and arguably not even in our use of technology to master the environment and harness its resources. We are called to evolve in the ways that we interact with each other as fellow inhabitants of Earth.

Being Relational details seven ways of being in relation to others that capture the heart and soul of all that is self-help. It is grounded in method, and is supported by relational conflict theory and brain science findings. The seven ways of being that promote quality face to face interactions and positive transformation are rooted in teachings from many sources - conflict resolution, negotiation ethics, neuroscience, multiple faith traditions and numerous popular self-help and business books. It is a unique collection of teachings that focus on what happens in human interaction. This unique approach is inspired by thousands of broken relationships that the Senfts have mediated and coached back to strength and connectedness over the last two decades..

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9780757318801
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BLINK (WITH NEW AFTERWORD) (P)

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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
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9780316010665
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Gladwell, Malcolm
Publication Date: 
2007-04-02
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Back Bay Books

BUILDING SOCIAL BUSINESS

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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business." By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place.

In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

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9781586488246
Author: 
Yunus, Muhammad
Publication Date: 
2010-05-10
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PublicAffairs

Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into Practice

Community Development in Action: Putting Freire into Practice
$33.00
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In a world in which social divisions are widening, not lessening, it is essential for proponents of community developmentor of any other practice committed to social justice and sustainabilityto understand how power works at every level, from grassroots projects to movements for change. Written with busy practitioners in mind, this exciting and practical book is filled to the brim with useful, practice-oriented ideas for reclaiming community development s critical potential for social change. Building on the work of Paulo Freire, it presents theories in interesting and straightforward ways and will be an everyday reference for giving community development a critical edge."
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9781847428752
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Ledwith, Margaret
Publication Date: 
2016-03-14
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Policy Press

CONQUEST (P)

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In this revolutionary text, prominent Native American studies scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence perpetrated by the state and by society at large and documents their impact on Native women. Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-Natives; environmental racism; and population control. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women the most likely to suffer from poverty-related illness and to survive rape and partner abuse. Smith also outlines radical and innovative strategies for eliminating gendered violence.
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9780822360384
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Smith, Andrea
Publication Date: 
2015-04-23
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Duke University Press

CULTURAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (P)

CULTURAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (P)
$58.00

The global political economy is inescapably cultural. Whether we talk about the economic dimensions of the "war on terror," the sub-prime crisis and its aftermath, or the ways in which new information technology has altered practices of production and consumption, it has become increasingly clear that these processes cannot be fully captured by the hyper-rational analysis of economists or the slogans of class conflict. This book argues that culture is a concept that can be used to develop more subtle and fruitful analyses of the dynamics and problems of the global political economy.

Rediscovering the unacknowledged role of culture in the writings of classical political economists, the contributors to this volume reveal its central place in the historical evolution of post-war capitalism, exploring its continued role in contemporary economic processes that range from the commercialization of security practices to the development of ethical tourism. The book shows that culture plays a role in both constituting different forms of economic life and in shaping the diverse ways that capitalism has developed historically from its earliest moments to its most recent challenges.

Providing valuable insights to a wide range of disciplines, this volume will be of vital interest to students and scholars of International Political Economy, Cultural and Economic Geography and Sociology, and International Relations.

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9780415489324
Publication Date: 
2009-11-30
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Routledge

ESSEN ENNEAGRAM (REV AND UPD) (P)

ESSEN ENNEAGRAM (REV AND UPD) (P)
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The First and Only Scientifically Determined Enneagram Personality Test and Guide

A centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development. In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide.

The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types--Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator--this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.

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9780061713163
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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (P)

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (P)
$111.00
For global studies courses across the curriculum, Ann Kelleher and Laura Klein's Global Perspectives provides a broad analytical framework for understanding cultural, economic, environmental, and political issues. This brief multidisciplinary primer introduces the basic concepts needed to study global issues as well as the differing perspectives that scholars, policymakers, and individuals bring to these issues. Global Perspectives helps students make sense of short and long-term problems facing the world in the twenty-first century, historical and current events that led to and fuel these problems, and the consequences of their choices in an era of globalization.
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9780205779055
Author: 
Klein, Laura
Publication Date: 
2010-02-03
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Longman Publishing Group

GLOBALIZATION AND THE CIRCUMPOLAR NORTH

GLOBALIZATION AND THE CIRCUMPOLAR NORTH
$23.00
The circumpolar north has long been the subject of conflicting national aspirations and border disputes, and with the end of the cold war and the coming era of potential resource scarcity, its importance will only grow over the next several decades. Anticipating that renewed prominence, "Globalizationand the Circumpolar North" brings together an array of scholars to explore the effects of this increased attention, from the new opportunities offered by globalization to the potential damage to long-isolated northern communities and peoples."
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9781602230781
Publication Date: 
2010-07-14
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University of Alaska Press

GOT A MINUTE?: THE 9 LESSONS EVERY HR PROFESSIONAL MUST...

GOT A MINUTE?: THE 9 LESSONS EVERY HR PROFESSIONAL MUST...
$41.00
Designed to help HR and line managers deal with challenging employees in the workplace, this study enlists a novel approach by tying together several real-lifeand often entertainingexamples of employee behavior within a broad range of circumstances. Following the stories in each chapter, an analysis of how the HR professionals handled the situations highlights the benefits and detriments of their choices, showcasing both successes and failuresand what can be learned from them. Providing valuable examples and thought-process guidance, this record is ideal for understanding the ethical and legally defensible practices of human resource management."
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9781586441982
Author: 
Caldwell, Sheri A
Publication Date: 
2011-05-03
Publisher: 
Society for Human Resource Management

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW MANAGER'S HANDBOOK (P)

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The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills.
Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your boss's last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills.
Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review's management archive, the HBR Manager's Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees' trust. The book's brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right away--or take a deeper dive if you need more context.
Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization.
In the HBR Manager's Handbook you'll find:
- Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks
- Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises
- Self-assessments throughout
- Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book
- Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter
- Real-life stories from working managers
- Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly
The skills covered in the book include:
- Transitioning into a leadership role
- Building trust and credibility
- Developing emotional intelligence
- Becoming a person of influence
- Developing yourself as a leader
- Giving effective feedback
- Leading teams
- Fostering creativity
- Mastering the basics of strategy
- Learning to use financial tools
- Developing a business case
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9781633691247
Author: 
Harvard Business Review
Publication Date: 
2017-01-02
Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press

IN THE WAY OF DEVELOPMENT (P)

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Authored as a result of a remarkable collaboration between indigenous people's own leaders, other social activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this volume explores what is happening today to indigenous peoples as they are enmeshed, almost inevitably, in the remorseless expansion of the modern economy and development, at the behest of the pressures of the market-place and government. It is particularly timely, given the rise in criticism of free market capitalism generally, as well as of development. The volume seeks to capture the complex, power-laden, often contradictory features of indigenous agency and relationships. It shows how peoples do not just resist or react to the pressures of market and state, but also initiate and sustain "life projects" of their own which embody local history and incorporate plans to improve their social and economic ways of living.
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9781842771938
Author: 
McRae, Glenn
Publication Date: 
2004-10-31
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Zed Books

INTRO TO POLITICAL ECONOMY (P)

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$45.00
Introduction to Political Economy presents the history of economic thought through the work of the most influential economists of modern times, including Smith, Marx, Veblen, Keynes, Galbraith, and others. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated with real-world examples of how these theories are related to current economic issues.
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9781939402066
Author: 
Charles Sackrey
Publication Date: 
2013-08-01
Publisher: 
Dollars & Sense

PLAN B 4.0 (P)

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$18.00
As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.
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9780393337198
Author: 
Brown, Lester R
Publication Date: 
2009-09-30
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W. W. Norton & Company

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE UNOFFICIAL PROJECT MANAGER (P)

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No project management training? No problem!
In today's workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren't formally trained in managing projects--you're an unofficial project manager.
FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success.
Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the people and project management process:
Initiate
Plan
Execute
Monitor/Control
Close
Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable -Project Management Proverbs, - and quick reviews at the end of each chapter.
If you're struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management---project manager- may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.
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9781941631102
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Wood, James
Publication Date: 
2015-04-06
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Benbella Books

RESEARCH DESIGN (P)

RESEARCH DESIGN (P)
$75.00
The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.
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9781452226101
Author: 
Creswell, John W
Publication Date: 
2013-03-13
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Sage Publications (CA)

RESEARCH METHODS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE (P)

RESEARCH METHODS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE (P)
$88.00
Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities can use to solve problems, develop their resources, protect their identities, and build power. With an engaging writing style and numerous real world examples, Randy Stoecker shows how to use a project-based research model in the community to: diagnose a community condition; prescribe an intervention for the condition; implement the prescription; and evaluate its impact. At every stage of this model there are research tasks, from needs and assets assessments to process and outcome studies. Readers also learn the importance of involving community members at every stage of the project and in every aspect of the research, making the research part of the community-building process.
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9781412994057
Author: 
Stoecker, Randy R
Publication Date: 
2012-02-08
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Sage Publications (CA)

RESTORYING INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP: WISE PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

RESTORYING INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP: WISE PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
$25.00
Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development, 2nd edition is a foundational resource of the most recent scholarship on Indigenous leadership. The authors in this anthology share their research through nonfictional narratives, innovative approaches to Indigenous community leadership, and inspiring accounts of success, presenting many models for Indigenous leader development. These engaging stories are followed by a Wise Practices section featuring seven significant contemporary case study summaries. Restorying promotes hope for the future, individual agency, and knowledge of successful community economic development based upon community assets. It is a diverse collection of iterative and future-oriented ways to achieve community growth that acknowledges the centrality of Indigenous culture and identity.
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9781894773836
Publication Date: 
2015-03-31
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Banff Centre Press