Realizing the potential of comanagement requires that resource managers and First Nations learn to work together more effectively. This is a distant objective unless negative preconceptions of traditionalenvironmental knowledge and management systems are examined and overcome.
The First Nations of Canada have been active over the past three decades in negotiating natural resources co-management arrangements that would give them greater involvement in decisionmaking processes that are closer to their values and worldviews.
In December 1989, the United Nations General Assembly called for a global meeting that would devise strategies to halt and reverse the effects of environmental degradation. In response to this request, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), commonly known as the Earth Summit, was held in June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.
Since its inception, social work has been plagued with its dual claims to legitimacy as a discipline and a profession. In seeking to promote its knowledge claims, social work research has increasingly relied heavily on positivism, where objectivity is defined as ‘. . . detached, unbiased, impersonal, and invested in no particular point of view’ (Lloyd, 1995: 352).
What are Indigenous research methodologies, and how do they unfold? Indigenous methodologies flow from tribal knowledge, and while they are allied with several western qualitative approaches, they remain distinct.
Indigenous knowledge is entering into the mainstream of
sustainable development and biodiversity conservation discourse.
Article 8(j) of the Convention of Biological Diversity
(Rio, 1992) has contributed to this process by requiring
signatories to: “respect, preserve and maintain knowledge,
innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities
Using Indigenous methodology and a story telling method this thesis is the result of research that looks at the benefits of traditional Indigenous ceremony and healing practices as a way to heal from traumatic experiences. A thematic analysis technique was employed to reveal four themes that emerged from the stories told by Indigenous Knowledge Keeper participants.
Dans la Péninsule acadienne, les principales craintes relatives aux changements climatiques sont l’amplification de l’érosion et des inondations côtières. La gestion des risques actuels et futurs associés à ces phénomènes constitue un défi de taille pour les communautés de ce territoire.
Nous assistons aujourd'hui à l'émergence de nouvelles formes de gestion et d'utilisation de la forêt. Ces nouvelles pratiques se développent dans le contexte actuel des demandes des Autochtones ainsi que d'autres groupes de la société civile qui cherchent à être
Alors que la communauté scientifique internationale, ainsi que plusieurs politiciens à travers la planète parlent de l'importance grandissante de s'adapter aux effets des changements climatiques, qu'en est-il de la population? En est-elle consciente? S'en soucie-t-elle?