When the caribou do not come home : Indigenous knowledge and adaptive management in the western Arctic

Brenda L. Parlee ( Parlee, Brenda L. )
Ken J. Caine ( Caine, Ken J. )
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Caribou -- Canada, Northern 
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"In the 1990s, headlines about declining caribou populations grabbed international attention. Were caribou the canary in the coal mine for climate change, or did declining numbers reflect overharvesting or failed attempts at scientific wildlife management? Grounded in community-based research in northern Canada, a region in the forefront of co-management efforts, these collected stories and essays bring to the fore the insights of the Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, and Sahtú, people for whom caribou stewardship has been a way of life for centuries. Ultimately, this powerful book drives home the important role that Indigenous knowledge must play in understanding, and coping with, our changing Arctic ecosystems."--Provided by publisher. 
xiii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. 
Biblio Notes
Foreword / Fikret Berkes
Introduction / Brenda Parlee and Ken Caine
Part 1. Counting caribou. From Tuktoyaktuk
place of caribou / Frank Pokiak
The past facing forward : history and caribou management in northern Canada / John Sandlos
Recounting caribou / Brenda Parlee
Beyond the harvest study / Brenda Parlee, Natalie Zimmer, and Peter Boxall
Part 2. Understanding caribou. We are the people of the caribou / Morris Neyelle
Harvesting in Dene territory : the connection of?epę́ (caribou) to the culture and identity of the Shúhtagot'įnę / Leon Andrew
Dene youth perspectives : learning skills on the land / Roger McMillan
Part 3. Food security. Time, effort, practice, and patience / Anne Marie Jackson
The wage economy and caribou harvesting / Zoe Todd and Brenda Parlee
Caribou and the politics of sharing / Tobi Jeans Maracle, Glenna Tetlichi, Norma Kassi, and David Natcher
Part 4. Governance and management. Recollections of caribou use and management / Robert Charlie
Ways we respect caribou : a comparison of rules and rules-in-use in the management of the porcupine caribou / Kristine Wray
Letting the leaders pass : barriers to using traditional ecological knowledge in co-management as the basis of formal hunting regulations / Elisabeth Padilla and Gary P. Kofinas
Linking the kitchen table and boardroom table : women in caribou management / Brenda Parlee, Kristine Wray, and Zoe Todd.  
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