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a future for the territory that belies is tiny population and remoteness from Australia's power centres: 'Our role is to broker better advancement for aborigines and engagement with Indonesia.
Then, instead of examining commodities chains and comparing how resources are exploited from one region to another, we might begin to draw similarities between the indigenous peoples of the world and their cosmologies. Such a comparison could help foster more inclusive and fairer decision making over the use of resources and land around the world. One might not look at the extraction of tar sands in Canada next to the harvesting of rubber trees in Brazil, but rather the ways in which indigenous peoples in both places Puma Velvet Creepers Restock
view their natural surroundings as home. For while Puma Shoes Rihanna Grey the frontier represents a faraway dreamworld to people at a distance, it can be home for the people who live there, centuries in and centuries out.
es in the Arctic are doing the same. However, they are focusing more on northeast Asia countries like Japan and South Korea, alongside China. Perhaps soon, a premier or MP from one of the territories will speak Chinese. The Economist writes, "[Mr. Mills] contemplates Puma Rihanna Creepers Colors
'" A similar story is told in northern Canada, where many politicians advocate for indigenous rights and economic development, Puma Rihanna Creepers All Black
and Alaska. That state's Lieutenant Governor, Mead Treadwell, recently declared, "We need to prioritize the health and wealth of our communities if this is going to be a golden age of the North" again, perhaps a vision of a future that transcends small populations and large distances. Leona Aglukkaq, the Member of Parliament for Nunavut (also from the political right, like Mills), puts forth similar goals when discussing the future of her riding and the larger Canadian North. Next, it might be interesting to view the Arctic as homeland rather than an extractive frontier.