Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty Through Self-reliance

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Ravencrest Pub., 2008 - Political Science - 313 pages
Solutions are offered to the poverty inherent in indigenous cultures, developing nations, and inner city populations, which have become disempowered by long-term overreliance on mainstream political, social, and economic programs developed for their benefit.These welfare systems easily divest recipients of the resources and mind-sets necessary to become self-sufficient. Solutions range from instituting policy reform and enhancing cultural development to reframing dependency mind-sets. The outcome is an enhanced ability to partner with mainstream initiatives and help create wealth and opportunity.

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Calvin Helin examines Canadian aboriginal policy through the eyes of dependency; policy choices over the years have resulted in creating an aboriginal population dependent on federal hand-outs and an ... Read full review

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The book is a little dated being written in 2006, but the ideas are good but hardly new. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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LIST OF ARTWORKS
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THE LOOMING CRISIS NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT
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Copyright

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Calvin Helin is a bestselling author, international speaker, entrepreneur, lawyer, and activist for self-reliance. The son of a hereditary chief, Helin grew up in an impoverished, remote Native American village. Written to help eradicate the sort of poverty he faced as a child, Helin s first book, Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance, is a seven-time bestseller. His second book, The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance, is a multi-award winner. A leading authority on fiscal independence, Helin has been widely featured in the print and broadcast media addressing rising poverty, unemployment rates, and empowerment issues. Helin has received numerous distinctions as an entrepreneur, social activist, and community leader.

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