Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine

Tribal/County Cooperation: Making It Work at the Local Level

A bridge spans the finger of saltwater in north Puget Sound known as the Swinomish Channel, and links the island world of the Swinomish Indian Reservation to the fertile farmlands of the Skagit Flats. It graceful arch visible for miles around, the bridge is a symbol of the growing cooperation between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and their Skagit County neighbors.

Towards a Political Ecology of Amazonia

Published as part of the Arizona studies in human ecology series, this edited volume is a compilation of current research on the ecological anthropology of indigenous Amazonia. The strength of this collection is its emphasis on the processual, dynamic nature of human ecology.

The Key to Conflict Resolution: Reconnection with the Sacred; The Pribilof Aleut Case Study

In the early 1980s, the Aleut people of the Bering Sea's remote Pribilof Islands survived a profound crisis that ultimately was a spiritual, cultural, and economic turning point in their lives. For two hundred years commercial sealing had provided the sole economy on St. Paul and st. George, and it ended abruptly in 1983.

Stakeholder Negotiations Over Third World Natural Resource Projects

This article explores three cases in which the traditional model of "bilateral" negotiations between foreign investor and host country government over natural resource utilization was challenged by domestic and international interest groups, striving to protect the environmental, social, and spiritual integrity of locally affected forest lands.

Resources, Rights and recognition: Negotiating History in New Zealand

On May 22nd, 1995, the Minister in charge of Treaty Negotiations, Mr. Doug Graham, issued a statement from his office outlining the "Deed of Settlement" that had been agreed upon between the Crown and the Waikato-Tainui people of the central North Island in the resolution of their historical land claims.

Pre-Negotiation in Water Disputes Where Culture is Core

Water conflicts are slippery. They may appear to be primarily about the disposition of a natural resource; thus, functional bargaining, popularly referred to as "interest-based bargaining," may appear to be an effective process. However, lurking in the depths of many water conflicts is culture.

Interests and Identities in Natural Resources Conflicts Involving Indigenous Peoples

Interests and Identities in Natural Resources Conflicts Involving. Indigenous Peoples

Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Resolving Cross-Cultural Environmental Disputes

Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Resolving Cross-Cultural. Environmental Disputes

Developing Appropriate Environmental Conflict Management Procedures in Indonesia

Developing Appropriate Environmental Conflict Management Procedures in. Indonesia: Integrating Traditional and New Approaches

Demarcating Indigenous Territories in Nicaragua: The Case of Awas Tingni

The Mayagna (Sumo) Indian community of Awas Tingni currently is attempting to attain formal recognition of its broad territorial rights. Over the last several years a norm has developed internationally that affirms the right of indigenous communities to the lands they have traditionally used and occupied.

Aboriginal Australians' Cultural Norms for Negotiating Natural Resources

Intercultural approaches to both negotiation and dispute resolution need to be developed from an understanding of both cultures for which the particular approach is intended.

Independent Fact-Finding as a Catalyst for Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Assessing Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Ecuador's Or

Independent Fact-Finding as a Catalyst for Cross-Cultural Dialogue:. Assessing Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Ecuador's Oriente Region

Multi-Track Diplomacy: and the Sustainable Route to Conflict Resolution

The limitations of the rationalistic approach to peacemaking and conflict settlement has been associated with the relative failures of the post-Cold War era. Instead of stability, chaos and anarchy have been the dominant characteristics in the contemporary international system.

Conflict, Culture, and Negotiation in Natural Resource Bargaining

As the various papers presented in this volume attest, growing populations and ever-dwindling global resources have rendered negotiation over the sharing of natural resources can increasingly urgent and critical issue.

Culture, Resources and Conflict: Challenging Assumptions

Post-Cold War international developments have provided new challenges to the field of conflict resolution. Culture, resources and conflict now delineate a complex web of inter-relationships that are among the international community's most pressing concerns.

Promoting Multi-Cultural Consensus-Building in Bulgaria

Establishing consensus-building procedures and structures which involve different ethnic groups in former communist societies poses a number of significant challenges. The success of democratizing societies in answering these challenges will be critical to the establishment of a civic society and to the resolution of ethnic tensions in a peaceful and participatory manner.