Collaborative Programs in Indigenous Communities: From Fieldwork to Practice

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Harrison's book is a valuable reference for developing collaborative programs between indigenous groups and outside experts. In it she outlines the process of program design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Program designers, researchers, or fieldworkers will find this book valuable for formal or pilot projects in developing a variety of programs including economic development, education, social services, and health. The rich case study materials provide useful detail about collaborative programs in Alaskan Native communities and in New Zealand Maori communities. This book will be a valuable tool in anthropological practice and research methods, for courses in ethnographic methods, comparative indigenous studies, multicultural education, and Native American studies.

Author Biography: Barbara Harrison is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Maori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Editorial Reviews

Tamati Reedy
Barbara Harrison has developed guidelines for collaborative programs based on her experience in indigenous communities in Alaska and New Zealand. Most of her program examples are taken from education and vocational training, but the guidelines can be useful for programs in health, social services, and other areas as well. Researchers, teachers, and others from outside indigenous communities will find these recommendations helpful if they intend to work in collaborative relationships. Also, local communities can take advantage of the guidelines when they set up new programs.
Harry F. Wolcott
Educational anthropologist Barbara Harrison is a straight shooter. Whether the collaborative programs in which she has participated succeeded or not, they are probed for lessons learned, pitfalls to watch out for. And that's what makes this book so valuable—a set of practical guidelines for program developers offered with a close examination of how those guidelines evolved in a quarter century of development work among indigenous communities in Alaska and New Zealand. A must for those who strive to be effective community workers, which, as the author points out, requires that they think and act like fieldworkers, rather than simply as do-gooders or community servants.
Courtney Cazden
Harrison has superbly integrated philosophy and advice for collaborative fieldwork with detailed accounts of six projects in Alaska and New Zealand. Because she is evidently a terrific journal keeper, the six personal narrative of events spanning two decades read as vividly as if she were telling us what happened yesterday. I can't imagine a better guide for anyone going as outside expert (researcher, teacher, etc.) into a local community. The six narrative chapters all take place in indigenous communities, but the book is relevant anywhere.
Ray Barnhardt
Few social scientists have been able to bridge the insider-outsider divide with indigenous populations as effectively as Barbara Harrison. And she has done so not just in one milieu, but in two—with Native people in Alaska and with Maori people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This account of her experiences as a participant-observer-contributor in the development of several important socio-political and educational initiatives will be a valuable reference for indigenous people seeking to initiate change, as well as for the non-indigenous researchers and educators who work with them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759100619
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Harrison is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Maori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Surviving and Succeeding in Collaborative Programs 1
1 European and Indigenous Contact History: The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand 5
2 The Evolution of Collaborative Programs 31
3 Collaborative Fieldworkers 47
4 Designing Collaborative Programs 79
Pt. 2 Lessons Learned 103
5 The Small High Schools Project, 1977-78 107
6 College Pilot Projects, 1978-81 133
7 Manokotak School, 1983-85 161
8 Rakaumanga School, 1986-87 169
9 The Community Training Centre, 1986-90 189
10 Maori Community Projects, 1990-96 211
11 Collaborative Programs in Indigenous Communities 225
App Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 239
References 251
Author Index 257
Subject Index 261
About the Author 265
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