Common Roots: Common Futures: Indigenous Pathways to Self-Determination

Conference and workshop

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
20 – 22 February 2012

This conference was a partnership between the ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies, the Harvard University Committee on Australian Studies, the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University.

The conference brought together community leaders, academics and practitioners focusing on Indigenous governance and development, from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. The overall goal of the conference was to begin a dialogue between individuals and groups in these four countries in order to discuss three topics and the relationships among them:

  • Indigenous self-determination
  • governance
  • economic development.

L-R: Mick Dodson (Director, ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies), Manley A. Begay, Jr. (Faculty Chair, Native Nations Institute at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy) and Jaime A. Pinkham (Vice President of the Bush Foundation in St Paul, Minnesota).

L-R: Joe Kalt (Harvard University), J. R. LaPlante (Tribal Relations at the State of South Dakota), Mick Dodson (The Australian National University) and Steve Cornell (University of Arizona).

International Indigenous Governance Alliance

Further to this conference, an informal network of individuals and institutions that participated in the ‘Common Roots: Common Futures’ conference has been created to foster continued dialogue about Indigenous self-determination, governance and development. The International Indigenous Governance Alliance (IIGA) website serves as a virtual space for communication and for posting items of interest to conference delegates and others who wish to become engaged in that conversation.

Baboquivari Peak Wilderness, Arizona, Tucson, USA.

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