Increasingly, Indigenous people are being drawn into global networks. In the long term, cultural isolation is unlikely to be a viable even if sometimes desired option, so how can Indigenous people protect and advance their cultural values in the face of pressures from an interconnected world?

Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World is a comprehensive, thought provoking discussion of the challenges that globalisation brings to Indigenous peoples. It discusses successful strategies that have been used by Indigenous peoples to promote their identities and cultural values. It looks at their roles as equal and active participants and, indeed, as innovators and leaders in an interconnected world.

The chapters in this book present a global perspective on Indigenous issues. They feature a cross-disciplinary integration that takes a holistic approach in-line with that of most Indigenous peoples and include vignettes of Indigenous cultural practices.

chapter 1

Globalisation and Indigenous Peoples: Threat or Empowerment?

ByClaire Smith, Heather Burke, Graeme K. Ward

chapter 2|22 pages

Resources of Hope: Learning from the Local in a Transnational Era

ByFaye Ginsburg

chapter 4|19 pages

Cyberspace Smoke Signals: New Technologies and Native American Ethnicity

ByLarry J. Zimmerman, Karen P. Zimmerman, Leonard R. Bruguier

chapter 6|19 pages

Indigenous Presence in the Sydney Games

ByLisa Meekison

chapter 7|16 pages

Elite Art for Cultural Elites: Adding Value to Indigenous Arts

ByHoward Morphy

chapter 9|24 pages

Past and Future Pathways: Innu Cultural Heritage in the Twenty-first Century

ByStephen Loring, Daniel Ashini