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1) UK Appalachian Center & UK Committee on Social Theory: “Civic
Professionalism and Global Regionalism: Justice, Sustainability, and the
Scaling up of Community Participation”

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. ....

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
( 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.

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

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.....

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.
 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.

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.

8) Medecins sans Frontiers.
Publications :
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.

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Lorraine Bates wrote:

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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.


 Lorraine Bates
 Regional Geographer
 Water Security and Sustainable Communities
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