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Salt marsh tours

A guided tour of former fall goose hunting sites in a salt marsh, August 2005.

Harvesting Dhal

A woman harvests dhal in the Garhwali Valley of North India.

Milking at mallam isa.

Milking at mallam isa.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi seen from Chirombo village. June 2004, Mangochi District, Malawi.

Hutterite communal garden.

Hutterite women and girls working in the communal garden. Washington State; Summer 2002.

View from a window in Bogotá

Located in the southern part of Bogotá city, this is the view from the front window of the FNA institution.

Exchanging ideas

Exchanging ideas about navigation, Wemindji, James Bay

Domesticated Landscapes

Tam Giang lagoon (Vietnam). Net enclosures have spread on each suitable zone, creating this strange domesticated landscape.

A Dialogue on Children's Rights in West Africa

A discussion with an association of Qur'anic instructors in Western Mali on the topic of children's rights for Qur'anic students.

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Cooperative Mining

Miners sorting ore at the Rosario mine on the historic Cerro Rico de Potosí. June 2011.

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Drilling for Silver

Cooperative miners operating a dry-drill kicks up clouds of dust. June 2011.

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Reconstructing a Traditional Marquesan House

Felix Fi'i secures the roofline of a traditional Marquesan house, or fa'e enata, reconstructed for a local cultural festival.

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Hakahau, Ua Pou

The village of Hakahau in the Marquesas Islands, as seen from a ridge above the valley. February 2008.

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Pirogues, Tahuata

Hand-made wooden outrigger canoes on the village quai, awaiting the next fishing trip. Marquesan village of Vaitahu, March 2009.

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Kamuihei, Nuku Hiva

Marquesans dancers perform for tourists at the ancient site of Kamuihei, on Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. June 2011.

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Haudenosaunee Heirloom Seeds

Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force Seed Exchange, Six Nations of the Grand River

Cohoes Falls, a sacred place in Haudenosaunee oral history

This is where the Mohawks challenged the Peacemaker to plunge over the falls before they would accept his message of peace.

Making Black Ash baskets in Akwesasne

At the Northeast Native Earth Environmental Youth camp, Dave Arquette and a camper peel ash splints to prepare for basket making.

Inside the Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

A visitor closes a smokehole of the 1670 Longhouse replica that stands on a former Seneca village site at Ganondagan, NY

Denying Cayuga Existince to Contest Cayuga Sovereignty

'Upstate Citizens of New York' posted these signs all over Cayuga County, NY, July 2011

Inside the Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

A visitor closes a smokehole of the 1670 Longhouse replica that stands on a former Seneca village site at Ganondagan, NY

The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) is an interdisciplinary research institution founded in 1990 to foster research on development at McGill University.

STANDD's mandate is to provide a setting for transdisciplinary research and learning at McGill regarding social and technological aspects of development. Its aims include the integration of research, having both scientific and policy significance, on the developing world.

STANDD's current research program seeks to address the implications of property systems - private, state and communal - on the use and conservation of natural resources. Other research topics include identity, the state and globalization; conflicts over natural resources; and indigenous rights, property and social movements.