Reconnection with Asi Kéyi: Healing Broken Connections' Implications for Ecological Integrity in Canadian National Parks

dc.contributor.advisorRoth, Robin
dc.contributor.authorNakoochee, Roberta of Geography, Environment and Geomaticsen_US of Guelphen_US of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThe establishment of protected areas has long served to displace Indigenous peoples from their traditional territories, undermining Indigenous knowledge systems and the ecology of which they are a part. In the Yukon Territory, Kluane National Park recognizes Southern Tutchone ‘Cultural Reintegration’ as an indicator of ecological integrity. The park thus hosted Healing Broken Connections, a project managed in partnership with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation which sought to address 50 years of First Nation displacement from the park. The purpose of this thesis is to identify how reconnection to land can be achieved and how well this was reflected within the activities of the project. Results indicate that Healing Broken Connections strengthened the partners’ nation-to-nation relationship and began a healing process between people and land inherent to the park’s management priorities but also identified key factors that need addressing in order for healing to continue.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCanadian Conservation in Global Context: Intersections with Africa and Asia
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Graduate Scholarship
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectIndigenous peoples and protected areasen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous-state relationsen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous knowledge systemsen_US
dc.subjectTraditional ecological knowledgeen_US
dc.titleReconnection with Asi Kéyi: Healing Broken Connections' Implications for Ecological Integrity in Canadian National Parksen_US


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