Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9789839054514 Published August 2009

Where the Rivers Meet the Sky

A Collaborative Approach to Participatory Development

Timothy Kennedy

Timothy Kennedy

Distributed for Southbound Press

210 pages | 19 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2008
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9789839054514 Published August 2009

The SKYRIVER process—a video communication tool developed by Timothy Kennedy to allow Native Alaskans in remote areas to express their concerns to elected officials—has received a great deal of recognition for its innovative use of video and film tools to enhance and strengthen citizen participation in the decision-making processes of government. The collaborative process led to direct communication between the villages and government officials and, ultimately, to positive social change. This book provides a detailed review of how the SKYRIVER process evolved and the many lessons learned from its development.

Contents

Introduction by Kanaqlak (George P. Charles), Yup’ik

Foreword by William Foote Whyte

Preface

 

1                    Into the river

 

2                    From social advocate to social mobilizer: First year as development field worker in Noorvik, Alaska

 

3                    From social advocate to social mobilizer: Second year as development field worker in Noorvik, Alaska

 

4                    The Greater Anchorage Area Community Action Agency

 

5                    Yukon Delta Fish Marketing Cooperative

 

6                    The Lower Yukon Project

 

7                    Comparative analysis of development field worker’s attitudes and roles

 

8                    Assumptions and the Skyriver Process

 

9                    Beyond the documentary: Analysis of video and film tools

 

10                Features of the Skyriver Process

 

Bibliography

Index

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