"[T]he text proves a thought-provoking, thoughtful, and highly valuable read. Its superb historical, political, and economic contextualization of enduring challenges concerning knowledge and power enables the reader to conceptualize an arduous, though hopeful, way forward. As an ideal synthesis of critical scholarly interrogation and community-based pragmatic solutions, this text provides a crucial contribution to understanding and ultimately overcoming the obstacles associated with genuine [natural resource management] collaboration.
- Emily Philipp, Agriculture and Human Values
"What makes this book so worthwhile is its dual commitment to critical scholarship, notable especially in the early chapters, and to pragmatic solutions. Its careful analysis of the obstacles to making collaborative stewardship a reality makes sobering reading but equally provides a solid basis for incremental change. "
- Dennis Byrne, Archaeology in Oceania
"This book asks an important question: why are so many indigenous peoples excluded from resource management in their homelands, where their knowledge would be vital? The book's core consists of four very incisive case studies that provide straightforward accounts of collaborative efforts to forge stewardship, but not without frequent conflict and intercultural misunderstandings. This book contains an important message that shines through. Summing Up: Recommended.
- B.E. Johansen, CHOICE
"The volume is an ideal and recommended read for scholars, students,
and resource management professionals and policy makers."
- Anthropological Quarterly