Review : 'Rebuilding native nationals strategies for governance and development' edited by Miriam Jorgensen.
Fredericks, Bronwyn (2008) Review : 'Rebuilding native nationals strategies for governance and development' edited by Miriam Jorgensen. Idiom 23 Literary Journal, 20, p. 166.
This book covers work undertaken over the last 20 years by a diverse range of researchers, nations and communities and is produced by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona. While this book is more suited to the USA in terms of language, examples and specific legal and historical frameworks, the content is highly accessible for use in Australia. This book focuses on how Indigenous nations can enhance their capacity for effective self-governance and for self-determined community and economic development. There are numerous examples that share empirical facts, development strategies and practical stories for mobilising communities for real change and not change driven by short-term government, political or economic agendas. In essence, this book is about Indigenous people in the USA asserting their rights to govern themselves and doing it their way. It offers Indigenous Australians a means to learn from some of the best USA experiences and research in Indigenous governance and economic development...
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