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Anderson and Nuttall - Chapter 04

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Buy and Download Description In the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, Canada, the idea that one species could manage another was once unfamiliar to local Inuit. Traditionally, Inuit interrelated to caribou with respect and reciprocity, using the fundamental tenet that all species are equal and interconnected. For Inuit, whose identity, culture and survival were inextricably bound to caribou, the cultural beliefs, traditions and customs known as pitquhiit (plural) described their interrelation to caribou and other animals. This chapter considers the question of whether or not new practices used to codify pitquhiit truly reflect its nature. My main argument is that what hunters today in Kitikmeot term a 'caribou code' is indeed a different way of talking about caribou, but that it is a positive adaptation to two hundred years of intense change. I will argue that the current attempts to define 'traditional knowledge' and to build a system of 'co-management' for caribou are active and positive ways that elders can counteract the changes brought upon pitquhiit since the eighteenth century. In the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, Canada, the idea that one species could manage another was once unfamiliar to local Inuit. Traditionally, Inuit interrelated to caribou with respect and reciprocity, using the fundamental tenet that all species
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