Organized Complexity, Information, and State-of- Sustainability Reporting: A Case Study of the Tl`azt`en NationWestern Geography (2000)
In the struggle for a sustainable future, First Nations communities throughout Canada are plagued by problems of organized complexity. Following Mason and Mitroff (1981), the authors argue that one effective tool for addressing such problems is the development of a tightly focused strategy for identifying, collecting, and analyzing data relevant to community planning and management. State-of-sustainability reporting (SSR) is one aspect of community planning and management where the development of such a strategy is vital. This paper describes a community-based process for developing a set of state-of-sustainability indicators for the Tl`azt`en Nation, whose traditional territory is located in the central interior of British Columbia. The paper also discusses the role of SSR as a strategic planning and management tool, the feasibility of employing the process described here in other First Nations communities, and suggestions for further research based on the case-study findings.
- sustainable development,
- rural communities,
- First Nations communities,
- British Columbia,
Citation InformationBipasha Baruah. "Organized Complexity, Information, and State-of- Sustainability Reporting: A Case Study of the Tl`azt`en Nation" Western Geography (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bipasha-baruah/28/