Models of Indigenous Development

Ian Skelton and Octavio Ixtacuy López (eds)

Published by Global Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

Around the world today Indigenous peoples strive to maintain their cultures and improve their living conditions. They do this in face of the legacies of colonial pasts and the forces of globalization that tend to induce their marginalization and impoverishment. In this book, the authors analyze development experiences aimed at enhancing the self-reliance of Indigenous communities. Focusing on different contexts in contemporary North America, the authors engage diverse topics such as relationships between political economy and Indigenous self-development, dietary practices as strategies of adaptation and social reproduction, planning as a resource for Indigenous development, and alternative strategies for the conservation of natural resources. The essays of this book, as stated in the Foreword by T. Jojola, demonstrate the "growing manifestations of Indigenous planning practices that are being crafted along cultural principles.”

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 8.919MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by Global Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Ian Skelton

Senior Scholar, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba, Canada

Ian Skelton, PhD, is a senior scholar in the Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a research associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He was founding editor of Canadian Planning and Policy—Aménagement et politique au Canada, and was Canadian director of the Indigenous Planning Exchange.

Octavio Ixtacuy López

Professor, Regional Studies, Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mexico

Octavio Ixtacuy is an economist with a PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Development. He is a Professor of Regional Studies at the Autonomous University of Chiapas, México. His research interest in recent years has focused on the relationships between social organizations and settlement patterns in Indigenous communities. A second component of his research work concerns Indigenous cooperative networks. He was the director of the Indigenous Planning Exchange in México.