Sustainable Development Initiative of the Native American Communities in San Diego County

By Meenakshi Krishnamoorthy.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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San Diego’s Native American Community has a rich culture and history. Four tribal groupings make up the indigenous Indians of San Diego County: the Kumeyaay/Diegueño, the Luiseño, the Cupeño, and the Cahuill, of which the Diegueño are the largest group. There are 18 Indian reservations in San Diego County, more than in any other county in the United States. During the last decade, the tribal groups used gaming revenues to effect positive changes on the reservation. Today these initiatives include schools, community centers, hotels, golf courses, swimming pools, fitness centers, churches, chapels, fire stations, gas stations, outlet shopping centers with family-style entertainment, and tribal museums. Tribal families are given financial and technical assistance to build homes. This paper examines the multi-pronged efforts made by several leading Indian tribes towards the sustainable development of the rural areas of San Diego County.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Native American Communities, San Diego County

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.25-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.483MB).

Dr. Meenakshi Krishnamoorthy

Professor, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Business and Management Division, Alliant International University, San Diego, California, USA

After obtaining my Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Manchester, England, I was a Research Associate at MIT. Cambridge, USA,for two years, where I was selected as the first faculty member for the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. I became Director-IIMC eight years later. After nearly five years in Tokyo as Head of Research and Planning at the Asian productivity Orgnization I took over as the Executive Director of the National Productivity Council In Delhi. Two years later I became Chief Technical Adviser for the International Labor Organization project in Nigeria set up to initiate a national productivity movement in the country. Six years later I was sent by ILO on a similar assignment to Dacca, Bangladesh. During my fifteen years with the US International University --which has been renamed as the Alliant International University-- I have co-authored a text book "Tourism Economics", published by John Wiley, that has been translated into the Turkish and Indonesian languages and is widely used as a text across the world.

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