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About this book
About this book
A collection of essays on the ways Native communities have interacted with the environment. Focusing on the northwest coast of North America, this work looks at the challenges and opportunities confronting the local practice of indigenous ecological knowledge in a range of communities, including the Tsimshian, the Nisga'a, and the Tlingit.
Introduction (Charles R. Menzies - University of British Columbia and Caroline Butler -University of Northern British Columbia) Part 1: Indigenous Practices and Natural Resources 1: Tidal Pulse Fishing: Selective Traditional Tlingit Salmon Fishing Techniques on the West Coast of the Prince of Wales Archipelago (Steve J. Langdon - University of Alaska-Anchorage); 2: As it was in the Past: A Return to the Use of Live Capture Technology in the Aboriginal Riverine Fishery (Kimberly Linkous Brown); 3: The Forest and the Seaweed: Gitga'at Seaweed, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Community Survival (Nancy J. Turner - University of Victoria and Helen Clifton - Elder of the Gitga'at Nation); 4: Ecological Knowledge, Subsistence, and Livelihood Practices: The Case of the Pine Mushroom Harvest in Northwestern British Columbia (Charles R. Menzies) Part 2: Local Knowledge and Contemporary Resource Management 5: Historizing Indigenous Knowledge: Practical and Political Issues (Caroline Butler); 6: The Case of the Missing Sheep: Time, Space, and the Politics of "Trust" in Co-Management Practice (Paul Nadasdy - University of Wisconsin-Madison); 7: Local Knowledge, Multiple Livelihoods, and the Use of Natural and Social Resources in North Carolina. (David Griffith - East Carolina University); 8: Integrating Fishers' Knowledge into Fisheries Science and Management: Possibilities, Prospects, and Problems (James R. McGoodwin - University of Colorado-Boulder) Part 3: Learning from Local Ecological Knowledge: Practical Approaches 9: Honoring Aboriginal Science Knowledge and Wisdom in an Environmental Education Graduate Program (Gloria Snively - University of Victoria); 10: Traditional Wisdom as Practiced and Transmitted in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada (John Corsiglia - University of Victoria) Afterword: Making Connections for the Future (Charles R. Menzies)