OPEN AND FREE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
Monday 15 September 2008, 1pm onwards
Seminar Room, Centre for Innovation, 87 St. David St.
In this talk, Malia Villegas – an Alutiiq/Sugpiaq (Alaska Native) doctoral candidate – considers how various local, national, and world leaders are turning to Indigenous communities for insight about how to survive in a rapidly changing world. She draws on examples from the Alaska Native Knowledge Network to create development strategies based on Alaska Native cosmology and values systems, as well as examples from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and their nations builidng research. She hopes to spur a discussion about what sustainable development is, what the role of humans is in this, and how Indigenous notions of balance may offer an important, though unique, paradigm.
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This seminar is Seminar 7 in the Te Hao Mātauranga series.