This colletion of essays marks the 40 years of intellectual engagement in Indigenous economic activities of Jon Altman, the foundation Director of the Australian National University’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) from 1990 to 2010. Contributors include long‑standing colleagues from the disciplines of economics, anthropology and political science, and younger scholars who have been inspired by Jon’s approach in developing their own research projects.
This is the second volume to emerge from a project on Indigenous participation in the Australian economy, funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, and involving the cooperation of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at The Australian National University and the National Museum of Australia.
This report presents the outcome of the Inquiry into Indigenous Employment with positive examples of Indigenous employment and identifies the factors that have contributed to these success. Also included are fourteen recommendations covering construction maintenance programs (with reference to the successful operation of the Cairns and District Regional Housing Corporation); tender requirements; Indigenous employment by small businesses; micro-finance; funding for mentors; education; National Indigenous Cadet Scheme; work experience; public servants in regional and remote areas; private sector Indigenous employment.
This report considers both quantitative and qualitative data regarding employment, skills, and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indigenous Australians. The report highlights critical success factors to better link Indigenous Australians to high quality jobs while also providing recommendations regarding future employment and skills programming.
From the vantage point of the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek in Australia, this book examines the practical partnerships and awkward alliances that constitute Indigenous modernities. It is an ethnographic snapshot of the Warumungu people as they engage with a range of interlocutors, including transnational railroad companies, national mining groups, international tourists, and regional businesses.
In this book, we explore the economic wellbeing of Indigenous peoples globally through case studies that provide practical examples of how Indigenous wellbeing is premised on sustainable self- determination that is in turn dependent on a community's evolving model for economic development, its cultural traditions, its relationship to its traditional territories and its particular spiritual practices. The book addresses key issues related to economic, environmental, social and cultural value creation activities and provides numerous examples and case studies of Indigenous communities globally which have successfully used entrepreneurship in the pursuit of sustainable development and wellbeing.
For at least the last two decades, patterns of increased economic activity by indigenous peoples in many countries have been viewed to be significantly on the rise. This book reveals some of the characteristics of this economic activity, discussing the successes, difficulties and obstacles to economic development, their solutions and innovative practices in business. It also offers an inside view of the dynamics of the indigenous societies which are evolving in a globalised and highly interconnected contemporary world.
This book illustrates three main aspects of business practices in relation to Indigenous peoples: Indigenous perspectives on failures, business and ongoing challenges to Indigenous aspirations and rights, and modelling success for Indigenous and business interests. Edited by three leading voices in Indigenous rights research and practice, Indigenous Aspirations and Rights features contributions from around the globe. The work draws together policy implications for management and implications for Indigenous peoples, and examines how the PRME, the UN Global Compact, and the concept of socially responsible business can be expanded to encompass more positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
This book examines the consequences of the closure of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) for Indigenous people, communities and organisations. Each chapter takes a different disciplinary approach to this question, variously focusing on the consequences of change for community and economic development, individual work habits and employment outcomes, and institutional capacity within the Indigenous sector.