AlterNative Vol.8, no.1

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Published by: 
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
1
Frequency: 
1 volume / 4 issues per year
Publication Year: 
2012
Print ISSN: 
1177-1801
Online ISSN: 
1174-1740
In this Issue:
Article

Canadian Indigenous Governance Literature: A review

Author: 
Suzanne von der Porten

This paper reviews contemporary concepts and practices in Indigenous governance. The purpose is threefold: to outline trends in and ways forward for Indigenous governance; to identify some common yet problematic approaches to Indigenous self-determination; and to discuss the different ways that Indigenous self-determination is defined.

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“Chattling The Indigenous Other”: A historical examination of the enslavement of Aboriginal peoples in Canada

Author: 
Erica Neeganagwedgin

Many historians writing about Canadian history have failed to acknowledge, and some have even downright ignored, the history of chattel slavery that existed within Canada where Aboriginal people were bought and sold like commodities.

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Article

Written Oral History: Dimensions of identity of Chukotka’s indigenous people in the works of Rytkheu

Author: 
Ivan Sablin

Through the examination of two autobiographic works of Chukchi writer, Rytkheu, this study demonstrates the research potential of indigenous literatures, offering a new perspective on the past and present of indigenous peoples.

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Nudge! Normalizing the use of minority language ICT interfaces

Author: 
Te Taka Keegan, Jeremy Evas

This paper examines the take up and use of interfaces of computer applications in minority languages. Its main thesis is that according to much anecdotal and a small amount of quantitative data, take up of these interfaces could be a lot higher.

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Debwewin Journey: A methodology and model of knowing

Author: 
Lynn Gehl (Gii-Zhigaate-Mindoo-Kwe)

This article discusses Debwewin Journey methodology that involves the “circle of heart” knowledge and the “circle of mind” knowledge working together.

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Factors influencing access to Urban General Practices and Primary Health Care by Aboriginal Australians—A qualitative study

Author: 
Phyllis Lau, Priscilla Pyett, Marlene Burchill, John Furler, Michael Tynan, Margaret Kelaher, Siaw-Teng Liaw

This paper aims to explore the barriers and facilitators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with chronic disease to access urban, mainstream general practice and primary health care. Six focus groups and five interviews were conducted with 40 participants that included Aboriginal people with diabetes, health service providers and policy makers.

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Article

Deciphering The “Indigenous” In Indigenous Methodologies

Author: 
Lana Ray (Waaskone Giizhigook)

Motivated by the author’s experience in an Indigenous Studies doctoral programme, this article examines what is inherent within the meaning of Indigenous in the term Indigenous methodologies. Through this examination it becomes evident that Traditional knowledges are not interchangeable with Indigenous within the term.

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Article

Development and Indigenous Systems: Lessons from North Kordofan, Sudan

Author: 
Nawal El-Gack

This article explores and examines the dynamics of indigenous approaches employed by local organizations in North Kordofan, Sudan. It demonstrates how these approaches have succeeded in achieving economic and human development. The article illustrates how people have been inspired by their own values and internal social relationships to create changes in their lives and the lives of others.

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Book Review

Making a Living: Place, Food, and Economy in an Inuit Community.

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Author: 
Nicole Gombay
Author: 
Reviewed by Andrea Procter
Published: 
2012

Making a Living: Place, Food, and Economy in an Inuit Community. Gombay, N. (2010). Saskatoon: Purich Publishing Ltd. 230 pp. ISBN 978-1-895830-59-0.

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