Anderson and Nuttall - Chapter 05
There is a growing body of literature in anthropology concerned with
state-aboriginal relations as they centre on issues of wildlife management.
1 These analyses coincide and refer to another, larger literature
regarding aboriginal human-animal and human-land relationships.2
Rather than revisiting these arguments directly, this chapter makes use
of the general messages from these bodies of literature while focusing
on what I was told by one wildlife officer and some Gwich'in elders
about the ramifications of one particular hunting incident, when a
muskox was killed by a Tetlit Gwich'in elder from the community of
Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada.