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Indigenous communities, conservation and the resource boom

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Nick McClean, Dawn Wells
  • Journal Name: Chain Reaction
  • Journal Number: Issue 117
  • Publisher: Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 0312-1372
  • Country: Australia

In the recent Boyer Lectures, Prof. Marcia Langton argued that mining is providing Indigenous communities with an opportunity to move out of the economic margins and grow into a new middle class of wealth and opportunity. But is mining the only way forward for Indigenous communities seeking to develop economically sustainable futures? And are supporters of conservation committing an act of racism, as she suggests?

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