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Author Marchand, Michael E.

Title The river of life : sustainable practices of native Americans and indigenous peoples / Michael E. Marchand [and nine others] ; with contributions by Wendell George [and five others].

Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations.
Series Ecosystem science and applications, 2196-6737
Ecosystem science and applications. 2196-6737
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Sustainability: Learning from the Past. 1. The Context for Our Sustainability Story -- 2. Battles to Eliminate Native American Traditions and Cultures -- A Lens on Cultures and Traditions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. 3. Introduction to Folklore and Cultural Survival -- Portfolio for Sustainability: Native American Behavior Blended with Western Science. 4. The Nuts and Bolts of A Sustainability Portfolio -- 5. Portfolio Element I: How to Connect Society with Nature -- 6. Portfolio Element II: How to Make Practical and Realistic Decisions -- 7. Portfolio Element III: Follow a Native American Business Model -- 8. Portfolio Element IV: Creative Governance From Consensual Flexible Partnerships -- Culture as the Core of Native American Resource Leadership. 9. Traditions are not just Writings Found in Library Archives: Native Americans Driving and Controlling Resources Today -- 10. Final Words on Essential Native American Leadership -- 11. Summary of All Book Coyote Essentials.
Summary "Sustainability defines the need for any society to live within the constraints of the land's capacity to deliver all natural resources the society consumes. This book compares the general differences between Native Americans and western world view towards resources. It will provide the nuts and bolts of a sustainability portfolio designed by indigenous peoples. This book introduces the ideas on how to link nature and society to make sustainable choices. To be sustainable, nature and its endowment needs to be linked to human behavior similar to the practices of indigenous peoples. The main goal of this book is to facilitate thinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture intothinking and decision-processes"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Indian philosophy -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Science.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- North America.
Sustainable development -- North America.
Sustainable living -- North America.
Traditional ecological knowledge -- North America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author George, Wendell.
Added Title Sustainable practices of native Americans and indigenous peoples
Other Form: Print version: River of life : sustainable practices of native Americans and indigenous peoples. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2014 xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Ecosystem science and applications 9783110275834
ISBN 9783110275889 (electronic bk.)
3110275880 (electronic bk.)