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Indigenous People and Economic Development

An International Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan, Rachel L'Abbe


344 pages

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Indigenous peoples are an intrinsic part of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, USA, India, Russia and almost all parts of South America and Africa. A considerable amount of research has been done during the twentieth century mainly by anthropologists, sociologists and linguists in order to describe, and document their traditional life style for the protection and safeguarding of their established knowledge, skills, languages and beliefs. These communities are engaging and adapting rapidly to the changing circumstances partly caused by post modernisation and the process of globalization. These have led them to aspire to better living standards, as well as preserving their uniqueness, approaches to environment, close proximity to social structures and communities. For at least the last two decades, patterns of increased economic activity by indigenous peoples in many countries have been viewed to be significantly on the rise. Indigenous People and Economic Development reveals some of the characteristics of this economic activity, 'coloured' by the unique regard and philosophy of life that indigenous people around the world have. The successes, difficulties and obstacles to economic development, their solutions and innovative practices in business - all of these elements, based on research findings, are discussed in this book and offer an inside view of the dynamics of the indigenous societies which are evolving in a globalised and highly interconnected contemporary world.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Socio-Economic Development and Institutional Planning:

Socioeconomic dynamics of Aboriginal communities in Quebec

Ibrahima Diallo and Marc-Urbain Proulx

Contrasting indigenous and non-indigenous ways of thinking about capacity building for achieving sustainable development

Ram Vemuri

Planning sustainable development within ancestral domains: indigenous people's perceptions in the Philippines

Jayson Ibanez, Beau Austin and Stephen T. Garnett

Government programs and indigenous business in the Bundjalung Nation, Australia

Amanda Shoebridge and Jeremy Buultjens

Part 2 Indigenous Enterprise:

From passive consumers to entrepreneurs: building a political context for economic development in an Anishinabe community, QC

Marie Pierre Bosquette

Culture-based enterprise opportunities for indigenous people in the Northern Territory, Australia

Stephen T. Garnett, et al.

Institutional arrangements and sustainable livelihoods: the experience of an indigenous community in Taiwan

Teresa C.H. Tao and Geoffrey Wall

The role of elders in indigenous economic development: the case of Kaumatua on Maori enterprises of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Jason Paul Mika

Factors influencing the creation of enterprises and success of young indigenous entrepreneurs in Quebec and Labrador, Canada

Katia Iankova

Part 3 Sustainability and Indigenous Tourism:

Entrepreneurship in an indigenous community: sustainable tourism and economic development in a newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jin Hooi Chan et al.

Developing a sustainable indigenous tourism sector: reconciling socio-economic objectives with market driven approaches

Lisa Ruhanen, Char-lee McLennan and Michelle Whitford

An assessment of community-based ecotourism impacts: a case study of the San/Basarwa communities of the Kalahari, Botswana

Naomi Moswete and Brijesh Thapa

Aboriginal culture in indigenous tourism management in Central Australia

Benxiang Zeng and Rolf Gerritsen

Part 4 Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development:

Poverty alleviation and indigenous communities in Peninsular Malaysia

Nor'Ain Othman and Norliza Aminudin

A composition of variable economic activities: cases of three groups of indigenous peoples of South Asia

Azizul Hassan

Raffia palm industry in Nigeria: a case study of the Annang Society in the Akwa Ibom State

Umoh Samuel Uwem and Oyewo Adetola

Arctic regions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): problems and prospects

Elena Totonova

The urges of language adaptation for economic development within the Garos of Bangladesh

Mashrur Imtiaz and Azizul Hassan

About the Editors

Katia Iankova is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Greenwich. She has a PhD in Urban Studies from the University of Quebec, Canada. Katia is a specialist in Indigenous studies and is a frequent contributor to books and journal articles on tourism and indigenous peoples.

Azizul Hassan (MA) is a visiting lecturer of the Business School at the University of Greenwich and a member of the Tourism Consultants Network of the Tourism Society. His main area of research interests are focused on ethnography and tourism.

Rachel L’Abee is a PhD in Sociology from the University of Quebec, Canada. She is the founding president the Sustainable Destinations Consultancy, a firm dealing with the sustainable development of tourist destinations in Latin American countries.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies