||University of Alaska Fairbanks & Aleut International Association
2121 E. 75th Unit 3
||Theme 3: Local and Traditional Knowledge
||3.2 Local and traditional knowledge in supporting business and community development in indigenous regions of the North
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 01:00 PM
- 01:15 PM
||I will be presenting preliminary results of my dissertation research that focuses on the leadership of the Unangan people in the Eastern Aleutians and how natural resource management is learned about and understood. This research is interdisciplinary in nature. It looks at leadership, traditional knowledge, subsistence practices and culture. Adaptation and change are often talked about in the sense of natural connection to the land, sea and air; this paper takes those ideas a step further by also discussing the politics and the social capital needed in order to participate at the multiple levels of governance that facilitate those relationships with the natural environment. This research will contribute to the discourse about the ways traditional knowledge plays a role in leadership positions outside of the villages and in roles of governance within our Native communities. Further, it will provide a sharing and listening opportunity that allows people from multiple backgrounds to be see an illustration of how multiple layers of governance in a community are experienced by individuals.
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