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Modern Tribal Development (00 Edition)by Dean H. Smith
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First Nations people know that a tribe must have control over its resources and sustain its identity as a distinct civilization for economic development to make sense. With an integrated approach to tribal societies that defines development as a means to the end of sustaining tribal character, Dean Howard Smith offers both conceptual and practical tools for making self-determination and self-sufficiency a reality for Native American Nations.<P>Smith draws from his extensive experience as a consultant, teacher, and instructor to offer a wide variety of detailed case studies, and readers will learn from both successful and failed development initiatives. While focused on the United States, his work will be applicable for indigenous peoples in many parts of the world.
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Maintaining that economic development of Native American tribes in the United States is a means to the end of sustaining tribal character, Smith (economics, Northern Arizona U.), a member of the Mohawk tribe in Ontario, Canada, argues that Tribes must work on development from positions of strengthened sovereignty. He looks at the way various tribes have put development plans into action and analyzes their relative successes. A central theme is that each tribe must approach the matter from their own unique cultural positions.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-158) and indexes.
Table of Contents
A social compatibility paradigm — Pre-contact Native American economic activity — Federal policy results — A paradigm for economic development — Cultural integrity and economic development — Economic development and cultural integrity — The environment and natural resources: some native ideas — Managing tribal assets: developing long-term strategic plans — An example: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe — A further example: The Fort Belknap Indian Community — Developing tribal resources — The pernicious triad: brain drain, dropouts, and joblessness — Some intermediate thoughts and hopes.
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