***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** This version of this message has only URLs and brief descriptions. Try these: 1) UK Appalachian Center & UK Committee on Social Theory: “Civic Professionalism and Global Regionalism: Justice, Sustainability, and the Scaling up of Community Participation” http://www.uky.edu/RGS/AppalCenter/publications/docs/rock.pdf 2) "... communities (comunidades eclesiales de base) in the area of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, and ... Radical Philosophy Association visit with activists and academics in Me'xico, D.F." "... network of Christian base communities and cooperatives in the Tulancingo, Hgo. area. .... Desarrollo Rural de Hidalgo is part of SENEC, a network of six empowerment projects throughout Me'xico which works to help coordinate integrally developed and self-sustaining cooperatives of mostly indigenous people .... Centro Derechos Humanos Sergio Me'ndez Arceo, is part of the Mexican human rights network. .... http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/9601/0154.html 3) Electronic Networks - Building Community, 5th Community Networking Conference: 3-5 July, 2002, Melbourne. Abstracts sorted by author, accepted for the conference committee. Conference program (http://www.ccnr.net/2002/times.rtf). Community networks; Community Development, New Zealand; disability, networks; Innovative ways to deliver internet in least developed nations; community networks, social capital; Comparative networking, theory, ageing; Networks of resistance, networks of inclusivity; Indigenous networking; Regional networks, Maori, electronic literacy; Community Business and Development, Aboriginals; more. http://www.ccnr.net/2002/abstracts.htm 4) Research in Australia and overseas has shown that people who experience social and economic disadvantages tend to be sicker and die younger than others. These health inequalities are compounded by complex biological, behavioural, cultural and geographic factors. The Health Inequalities Research Collaboration (HIRC) was developed in 1999 to contribute to and guide the Federal Government's broader commitment to building a strong evidence base for the development and implementation of effective health policies, including those aimed at reducing health inequalities. http://scn.ecu.edu.au/about_us.php 5) Indigenous Science Network Bulletin.* *ION Updates are prepared by the Aboriginal Research Institute at the University of South Australia and are forwarded to e-mail members of the Indigenous Science Network regularly (about every two weeks). The following are some highlights since the December Bulletin..... http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/feb03.htm http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/feb03.htm http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/feb03.htm 6) Economic Geography is an internationally peer-reviewed journal, committed to publishing the best theoretically-based empirical articles that deepen the understanding of significant economic geography issues around the world. Diversified Agriculture, Land Use, and Agrofood Networks in Hawaii, Krisnawati Suryanata. http://www.clarku.edu/econgeography/ From an abstract from a recent issue: Abstract: Agriculture dominated the culture and economy of Hawaii until the mid-twentieth century, but has since been in a prolonged state of decline. ... Drawing from the actor-network perspective, ... suggests an alternative approach to developing Hawaii’s diversified agriculture. Networks of social actors that include growers, processors, .... how the politics of land use and land development could condition Hawaii’s ability to build networks that are critical to the maintenance of a diversified agricultural sector. http://www.boydprinting.com/EcoGeo/2002_01.html 7) The Boreal Forest Network (BFN) is an organization of environmentalists, Indigenous Peoples and scientists concerned with the protection and sustainable use of the boreal forest, the largest terrestrial ecosystem in North America. We are the North American arm of the international Taiga Rescue Network, founded in 1992 during an international conference in Jokkmokk, Sweden. http://www.borealnet.org/pdf/summary_report.pdf 8) Medecins sans Frontiers. http://www.msf.org/home.cfm Publications :http://www.msf.org/content/index.cfm International MSF 2000 Activity Report. ... LUXEMBOURG: Creating a network of support for young drug abusers; MEXICO: Basic health care for indigenous people; ALGERIA: Reproductive health for the young and marginalized; more 9) SARCIK: A synthesis in theory and practice, Hans Normann SARCIK was established by the Institute for Indigenous Theory and Practice as a logical and appropriate extension of its work. The Institute's research had focused on the activities of indigenous helpers and indigenous workers. Goals set down by the Management Committee of SARCIK: Recovery of lost knowledge, documentation and utilization of indigenous knowledge, increased understanding and awareness of indigenous knowledge, improved networking, coordination and participation, and research focusing on existing resources and interdisciplinary linkages. http://www.nuffic.nl/ciran/ikdm/3-1/articles/sarcik.html 10) About 96,000 other possibilies are at: http://www.google.com/search?q=network+theory+with+indigenous+communities Lorraine Bates wrote: ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** I am interested in using network analysis to help understand the complexities of making resource management decisions in communities where there are significant numbers of indigenous people. Often in these communities, control is primarily with the non-indigenous community. I am particularly interested in the difficulties non-indigenous people have in understanding the value system of indigenous people. Are you aware of any studies that involve the use of network theory with indigenous communities? Thank you very much for any assistance that you are able to offer. regards, Lorraine _______________________________________________________ Lorraine Bates Regional Geographer Water Security and Sustainable Communities CSIRO Land and Water Email: [log in to unmask] Private Bag No 5 Phone: +61-8-9333 6323 Wembley WA 6913 Fax: +61-8-9333 6211 Australia Web: http://www.clw.csiro.au _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.