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Sustainable Communities: Through the Lens of Cherokee Youth

Abstract This study argues for Indigenous-led community development as a salient field of study whereby both theory and practice would be held to the goals of decolonizing entrenched systems that suppress indigeneity, as well as embodying processes to rediscover, regain, and reimage aspects integral to Indigenous well-being and sustainability. Building on fieldwork with Cherokee youth in Stilwell, OK using community mapping and photovoice methods, it is argued that holistic and culturally relevant frameworks that fully situate such salient factors are needed when examining topics related to sustainability, well-being, and resurgence in Native American communities. Utilizing youth narratives, the study proposes a starting point for a Cherokee-led co... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hardbarger, Tiffanie (Author) / Andereck, Kathleen (Advisor) / Corntassel, Jeff (Advisor) / Foroughi, Behrang (Committee member) / Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Sustainability / Epistemology / Cherokee / cultural sustainability / Indigenous-led community development / life ways / resurgance / sustainable communities
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 271 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Community Resources and Development 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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