A special issue of Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED) will be published in August 2002. In preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, this special issue will be devoted to an exploration of Aboriginal perspectives on and contributions to global and local sustainable development. It is the intent of the Editorial Committee to present some of these papers at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held September 2-11 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Published jointly by the Council of the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) and Captus Press, the (JAED) features academic articles, examples from economic practitioners, book reviews, and special issues.
While there is no consensus on the definition of sustainable development, the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission, 1989) defined sustainable development as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Living in ways that meet present needs with an eye to future generations is occurring in Canadian Indigenous communities and is being tackled by scholars. Issues include but are not limited to economic, environmental and community sustainability encompassing development practices which sustain and nurture life while meeting community living requirements; supportability, feasibility and acceptability criteria; and determining the place of social equity, justice and spirituality.
The Government of Canada, through the Earth Summit 2002 Canadian Secretariat, will develop a 10 year progress report based on a framework of five themes:
Health & Environment: international recognition of human health issues as a primary driver of environmental protection and sustainable development;
International Environmental Governance: a more coherent and effective system of international environmental governance;
Innovation & Partnership: greater engagement of the private sector and international discussions on a range of sustainable development policy tools;
Sustainable Communities: a focus on sustainable development at the urban and community level
Stewardship & Conservation : enhanced international cooperation on migratory species, alien invasive species, marine and terrestrial ecosystem protection, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
We invite papers and case studies from academics and practitioners that address these issues. Academic papers will be subject to the usual double-blind peer-review process. Academic papers (doubled space, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) should not exceed 25 pages in length, including appendices. The preferred referencing format is APA style.
Submissions from practitioners will be reviewed by the co-editors. We believe such submissions will be particularly valuable and it is our objective to publish as many as possible, if not in this special issue then in subsequent issues of the JAED and/or in the CANDO newsletter. Length can vary from as short as 1 page to as long 25 pages. We want to know what people are doing, what is working, what is not working and why.
Submissions may be mailed to the address below.
Submissions by e-mail are welcomed, in fact preferred. Send the paper as an attachment to the e-mail address above. The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 28th, 2002. Should you require further information please contact the co-editor:
Dr. Wanda Wuttunee
Department of Native Studies
543 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
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