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A Camp is a Home and Other Reasons Why Indigenous Hunting Camps Can’t Be Moved Out of the Way of Resource Developments

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dc.contributor.author McIlwraith, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-28T17:03:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-28T17:03:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation McIlwraith, Thomas. 2012. A Camp is a Home and Other Reasons Why Indigenous Hunting Camps Can’t Be Moved Out of the Way of Resource Developments. The Northern Review. 36(2):97-126. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1929-6657
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9606
dc.description.abstract Tahltan Athapaskans at Iskut Village, British Columbia have been challenged by resource developers to explain why hunting camps cannot be moved away from mining activities in the Klappan River watershed. In response, Iskut people tell that hunting camps are homes where family histories are shared, hunting activities are conducted, and gender roles are taught and reinforced. This article builds on Heidegger’s notions of dwelling and building, and the anthropological literatures on place and home, to elaborate on Iskut peoples’ insistence that their camps are enduring places, used indefinitely by both the living and the spirits of their ancestors. The implications of Iskut perspectives for development activities are explained as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Northern Review en_US
dc.subject indigenous peoples en_US
dc.subject canada en_US
dc.subject british columbia en_US
dc.subject tahltan en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject hunting en_US
dc.subject anthropology en_US
dc.subject ethnohistory en_US
dc.title A Camp is a Home and Other Reasons Why Indigenous Hunting Camps Can’t Be Moved Out of the Way of Resource Developments en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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