Globally, far too many discussions about Indigenous governance and development are dominated by accounts of disadvantage, deficit and failure. This book paints a different international picture, testifying to Indigenous peoples as agents of governance innovation and successful developers in their own right, telling stories in their words, from their own experiences and countries. From Indigenous voices, we hear alternative concepts and measures of effectiveness, legitimacy, success and sustainability. Indigenous stories and voices are captured as case study chapters, written in lively, clear language about what is happening that is promising and productive in Indigenous self-determined governance for self-determined development in Canada, Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and the USA; all English colonial–settler countries.
Diane Smith is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian Nation University.
Stephen Cornell is Faculty Chair of the Native Nations Institute, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, and Emeritus Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona.
Adam Delaney is a full-time PhD scholar with the Australian National University.
Alice Wighton is a Research Officer at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian Nation University.
Foreword, Jason Glanville
Introduction: Indigenous Resurgence for Governing Development, Diane Smith
THEME ONE: GOVERNING RIGHTS AND INTERESTS
Thematic Introduction: Concepts, Issues and Trends, Diane Smith
1. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: How Far We’ve Come and the Road Ahead, S. James Anaya
2. Indigenous Governance and Native Title in Australia, Ivan Ingram
3. Reconciling Interests and Rights within Māori Institutions of Governing, Annie Te One
4. Identifying a Legal Framework for a Treaty between Australia’s First Peoples and the State, Asmi Wood and Christie Gardner
5. The United Houma Nation: Whose Governance? By Whom? For Whom? Adam Crepelle
THEME TWO: GOVERNING FOR NATION-BUILDING
6. Treating Treaty as a Technology for Indigenous Nation-Building, Daryle Rigney, Simone Bignall, Alison Vivian, Steve Hemming, Shaun Berg and Damein Bell
7. Ancient Spirit, Modern Mind: The Huu-ay-aht Journey Back to Self-Determination and Self-Reliance, Angela Wesley
8. Culturally Centred, Community Led: Wiradjuri Nation-Rebuilding through Honouring the Wiradjuri Way, Donna Murray and Debra Evans
9. Nation Rebuilders: An Indigenous Self-Governance Strategy, Joan Timeche
10. Can a Self-Determination Strategy Improve Indigenous Health Care? Evidence from the United States, Stephanie Russo Carroll, Stephen Cornell, and Miriam Jorgensen
THEME THREE: GOVERNING DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES
11. Rebuilding the Yawuru Nation: Activating Cultural Assets for Economic Growth and Stability, Peter Yu
12. The Red Lake Walleye Recovery Project: Tribal Governance for Sustainable Success, Miriam Jorgensen, Allen Pemberton, Pat Brown and David Conner
13. Making First Nation Law: The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Fishery National Centre for First Nations Governance and the Native Nations Institute, Smith et al
14. Instilling Good Governance for Community Prosperity: A Canadian Experience, Jamie Sterritt
15. Nation-building through Social Enterprise in Māori Communities, Sacha McMeeking
THEME FOUR: GOVERNING AS TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP
16 Healing, Decolonisation and Governance, Bhiamie Williamson
17. ‘You’re Not Just a Leader, You Are an Indigenous Leader’: Empowering Native American Women for Governing, Karen Diver
18. Mana Wāhine: We Care So Much It Exhausts Us! Mera Penehira
19. The Trials and Legacy of Delgamuukw: Transforming Rights into Outcomes for Canadian First Nations Peoples, Neil J. Sterritt