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McIlwraith, Thomas, 1969-
'We are still didene' : stories of hunting and history from northern British Columbia / Thomas McIlwraith
Alternate Title Stories of hunting and history from northern British Columbia
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E99.T12 M45 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Tahltan Indians -- Hunting -- British Columbia -- Iskut -- History
Tahltan Indians -- British Columbia -- Iskut -- History
Traditional ecological knowledge -- British Columbia -- Iskut
Oral history -- British Columbia -- Iskut
Physical Description xviii, 168 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-162) and index
Contents Part I: Background -- Chapter 1: Aboriginal Hunting in an Era of 'TEK' -- Chapter 2: Iskut History and Hunting -- Part II: Stories about Hunting and History -- Chapter 3: 'That Bloody Moose Got Up and Took Off': Food Animals and Traditional Knowledge -- Chapter 4: 'Rough Riding All Day': Work Animals and Guiding Work -- Chapter 5: Chief Louie's Speech at Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park -- Chapter 6: Everyday Talk about Hunting -- Appendix 1: Tahltan Language Place Names
Summary "Detailing the history of the aboriginal village of Iskut, British Columbia over the past 100 years, 'We Are Still Didene' examines the community's transition from subsistence hunting to wage work in trapping, guiding, construction, and service jobs
Using naturally occurring, extended transcripts of stories told by the group's hunters, Thomas McIlwraith explores how Iskut hunting culture and the memories that the Iskut share have been maintained orally
McIlwraith demonstrates the ways in which these stories challenge the idealized images of Aboriginals that underlie state-sponsored traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) studies. McIlwraith instead illuminates how these narratives are connected to the Iskut Village's complex relationships with resource extraction companies and the province of British Columbia, as well as their interactions with animals and the environment."--pub. desc
Series Anthropological horizons ; 39

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