The life ways of Native and other northern Canadian inhabitants and the animals they live with, respect and use are featured in From Canoe to Computer. The author describes the aboriginals' (First Nations people) and other northern peoples' historical and current involvement in the use, studies and management of wildlife. Recommendations for the accelerated involvement of Native peoples in wildlife management are presented. In addition, interesting observations of the ways of life of northern animals and their populations are described. Details of long-term studies and management of problems with bears, wolves, beaver, elk and other species, and their diseases and parasites, are highlighted as well as the resulting human politics. The continuation of recreational, subsistence and commercial hunting are recommended and the need for development of complex management techniques are presented. Changes to wildlife management education are suggested.