WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)
On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico
Abstract This paper summarizes an approach to planning for Aboriginal communities. The approach draws on linkages between traditional Aboriginal and modern planning thought to form the basis of a philosophical model for planning in Aboriginal communities. The framework endeavours to be sensitive to local needs and communities' natural environments and is directed to both planning … Continue reading AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PLANNING IN ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS
Within the past 2 decades, community capacity building and community empowerment have emerged as key strategies for reducing health disparities and promoting public health. As with other strategies and best practices, these concepts have been brought to indigenous (American Indian and Alaska Native) communities primarily by mainstream researchers and practitioners. Mainstream models and their resultant … Continue reading Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities
An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Community Development marks a foundationally novel approach to improving Indigenous communities. These diverse and locally-led activities provide a way for dynamic groups to assert ownership of their community through participation. This approach changes the word Indigenous … Continue reading An Overview of Community Development Initiatives Engaging Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America
The 2017 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) was the start of a critical conversation about how Indigenous communities can connect themselves to the Internet on their own terms. But it was just the beginning. An extraordinary community of people came together: Indigenous-owned Internet service providers, community network manager/operators, researchers and policy makers, and Indigenous leadership. Their … Continue reading Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity.
The Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development Symposium at Banff Centre in September 2012 presented stories of successful Indigenous community development. Participants learned first-hand from community members who engaged their people, developed sustainable enterprises, and who shared in the pride that comes from positive endeavours. The two-day symposium brought together Indigenous community leaders from Alberta, … Continue reading Wise Practices in Indigenous Community Development Symposium