Heritage and regional development: an indigenous perspective

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Journal Article

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Collins, R. & McMahon-Coleman, K. (2007). Heritage and regional development: an indigenous perspective. Sustaining Regions, 6 (1), 96-115.


[extract] Heritage is important to regional development in terms of promoting a sense of place and a sense of identity for those in the region. Heritage is often expressed through culture and the arts as a means of manifesting a community’s sense of what the community or region is about. For Indigenous communities this is particularly relevant given the lack of social capital as a result of colonialism and displacement. In these communities the value of the Indigenous way of viewing things and sense of place has been subjugated by hegemonic norms.

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