‘The question of where to start addressing social determinants of health in Indigenous settings remains a real issue for practitioners in the field’ (Tsey et al. 2003). This paper contributes to the development of a research agenda on the social determinants of health by focusing on interventions that have engaged Aboriginal communities in tackling social … Continue reading Community Development and Empowerment— A Review of Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Health
Many Indigenous organisations in urban, rural and remote areas are successfully managing a broad range of programs and services for their communities. This paper reviews available literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations and summarises what is working in successful community-managed programs. It also considers some literature about the use of community development approaches and … Continue reading What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisation
Indigenous people may represent just 5 percent of the world’s population, but some 80 percent of Earth’s biodiversity is to be found on the territories in which they reside. Many environmental experts acknowledge that they are profound, often innate knowledge of their surroundings and ecosystems is often underutilized for the global good. Harnessing indigenous expertise, … Continue reading 4 ways to involve indigenous communities in development projects.
Abstract Background: Community development is a health promotion approach identified as having great potential to improve Indigenous health, because of its potential for extensive community participation. There has been no systematic examination of the extent of community participation in community development projects and little analysis of their effectiveness. This systematic review aims to identify the … Continue reading A systematic review of studies evaluating Australian indigenous community development projects: the extent of community participation, their methodological quality and their outcomes
Aboriginal communities are increasingly turning toward aboriginal tourism development to diversify their economic base, validate their claims related to proprietary rights over traditional lands and re-connect youth with elders and the community to their land and their culture. Oftentimes, these development initiatives are tied to broader community development goals, yet the success of the tourism … Continue reading Exploring the relationship between aboriginal tourism and community development
A Perspective from the Community Economic Development diploma program delivered in Pukatawagan, northern Manitoba, Canada by the University College of the North. The University College of the North (UCN) currently delivers the Community Economic Development (CED) diploma program in northern Manitoba via two full-time face-to-face synchronous learning modalities: 1) on the main campuses (The Pas … Continue reading The ‘Write’ Way to Community Economic Development.
The story of the tropics has always been the story of fragility. And the rainforests are the lungs of the Earth. The way they breathe affects the climate, the weather, and every human alive. So what happens when development comes to the Amazon? When trees are cut and roads are paved and dams are built? … Continue reading Amazon Tribes Stand Up for Their Survival