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  • Hutterite women and girls working in a communal garden

    Hutterite communal garden.

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

  • A man secures the roofline of a traditional Marquesan house

    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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  • Lake Malawi seen from Chirombo village.

    Lake Malawi

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

  • Haudenosaunee Heirloom Seeds

    Haudenosaunee Heirloom Seeds

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

  • 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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  • Miners sorting ore at Rosario mine.

    Cooperative Mining

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

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  • Exchanging ideas about navigation, Wemindji, James Bay

    Exchanging ideas

    Exchanging ideas about navigation, Wemindji, James Bay

  • Drilling for Silver

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

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  • Inside the Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

    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

  • Milking at mallam isa.

    Milking at mallam isa.

    Milking at mallam isa.

  • Bogotá city, a view from the front window of the FNA institution.

    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.

  • Making Black Ash baskets in Akwesasne

    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.

  • Denying Cayuga Existince to Contest Cayuga Sovereignty

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

  • A discussion with an association of Qur'anic instructors in Western Mali.

    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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  • Net enclosures on Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam.

    Domesticated Landscapes

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

  • Hand-made wooden outrigger canoes on the village quai

    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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  • Inside the Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

    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

  • Salt marsh: guided tour of former fall goose hunting sites.

    Salt marsh tours

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

  • Cohoes Falls, a sacred place in Haudenosaunee oral history

    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.

  • The village of Hakahau in the Marquesas Islands, as seen from a ridge above

    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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  • Harvesting dhal in the Garhwali Valley of North India.

    Harvesting Dhal

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

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.