We sought to begin a natural resource-based partnership with a Minnesota Tribe, but gaining clear insights into environmental perspectives can be difficult for outsiders, and methods typically used are often ineffective or inappropriate. We introduce the Extension community to a method for assessment of Tribal community context, perspectives, and priorities. We present the method in the context of an emerging collaboration between the University of Minnesota Extension and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Finally, we summarize key lessons that emerged, namely, that disconnect, identified at multiple scales, frames the community's natural resource perspectives and priorities.
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Wilsey, D., & Beaulieu, S. (2010). We Listen to Them: Assessing Natural Resource Perspectives and Priorities in a Tribal Community. The Journal of Extension, 48(5), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss5/9