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The author demonstrates, step by step, how community planning works, using the creation of the Poeh Center at Pojoaque Pueblo in northern New Mexico as a case study. She offers practical, detailed guidelines on how to develop a strategic plan, assess and document needs, ensure community participation, support business and tourism, and generate funding for community projects. This book provides a unique opportunity for communities, planners, and students to see rural development in action.
About the Author:
Dr. Guyette owns Santa Fe Planning & Research, a firm that specializes in training seminars; strategic planning; and planning for development of tourism, cultural centers, museums, and culturally appropriate businesses. For twenty-five years she has worked with Indian tribes and other cultural groups as well as consulting for state and federal agencies nation-wide. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Anthropology.
Among her publications are two other books, "Community Based Research: A Handbook for Native Americans" and "Issues for the Future of American Indian Studies." Her writings have been widely used as a resource for community development and as text material for Native American studies and rural development programs.