Chapter ten. The Oneida Nation
The Oneida project is a beautiful manifestation of the systems theory of development. It is a developmental process that seeks to create both ability and desire among the members of a Native American nation, the Oneida, to serve themselves and their community by doing more and more with less and less. The conception is urgent and competent enough to challenge the sustainability of the wasteful and consumption driven growth paradigm. The essence of the project is to create a participative membership system and use design thinking to create a shared image of a desired future and the abilities to bring it about. The process capitalizes extensively on an old practice of the Oneida culture that amazingly not only favors ...

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