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From Wigwams to Wage Work: Symbols and Realities of Ontario's Native Ecotourism Guides

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Title: From Wigwams to Wage Work: Symbols and Realities of Ontario's Native Ecotourism Guides
Author: Savatti, Maurice A.
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Abstract: This paper examines the ideas of the ‘authentic’ wilderness experience, the social construction of nature, and symbols of Indigeneity. This is accomplished through an analysis of Euroamerican-Native relationships in the setting of a wilderness adventure tour in Ontario’s Algonquin Park. These themes will be viewed through the lens of Bernard Wicksteed’s first-hand account of a trip through the Park with Joe Lavally, asserting that this historic tale offers insight into the ways in which preconceived expectations of Indigeneity and authenticity impact and interact with each other in complex ways. I argue that Wicksteed’s trip account effectively demonstrates that the authentic wilderness experience in ecotourism is often equated with an appropriated image of Indigenous culture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10003
Date: 2016-09-12
Rights: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada


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