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Author Marchand, Michael, author

Title The River of Life : Sustainable Practices of Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples / Michael Marchand, Kristiina Vogt, Asep Suntana, Rodney Cawston, John Gordon, Mia Siscawati, Daniel Vogt, John Tovey, Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Patricia Roads
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages) : illustrations
Series Ecosystem Science and Applications
Ecosystem science and applications.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Boxes -- 1. The Context for Our Sustainability Story -- 2. Battles to Eliminate Native American Traditions and Cultures -- 3. Introduction to Folklore and Cultural Survival -- 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 -- 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 -- References -- Index -- Backmatter
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 facilitatethinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture intothinking and decision-processes
Notes Michael E. Marchand, Kristiina A. Vogt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Asep S. Suntana, Forest Systems and Bioenergy and LEI (Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia), Bogor, Indonesia; Rodney Cawston, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; John C. Gordon, Portland, OR; Mia Siscawati, Sajogyo Institute, Bogor, Indonesia; Daniel J. Vogt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; John D. Tovey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Agricultural University, Iceland; Patricia A. Roads, Miamisburg, OH, USA
In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed March 24, 2015)
Subject Indian philosophy -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Science.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- North America.
Sustainable development -- North America.
Form Electronic book
Author Cawston, Rodney, author
Gordon, John, of Thornybank, author
Roads, Patricia, author
Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir, 1972- author
Siscawati, Mia, author
Suntana, Asep, author
Tovey, John, author
Vogt, Daniel, 1945- author
Vogt, Kristiina, author
ISBN 3110275880