Год издания: 2007
Издатель: University of British Columbia Press
Количество страниц: 316
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"Kiumajut" (Talking Back) examines the struggle between Inuit of Canada's North and Crown administration during critical decades in Inuit and Canadian history. Until the 1950s, Inuit lived free from government interference and control; in the next two decades, an increasingly powerful northern administration sought to impose its policies and practices on Inuit communities.Drawing upon new material compiled from archival sources and oral interviews conducted during three seasons of community-based research, Peter Kulchyski and Frank Tester demonstrate how a deeply flawed set of scientific practices around counting animal populations led policy makers to develop strict policies that curtailed the activities of Inuit hunters. Animal management became a justification for controlling hunters and, in practice, was "hunter management." However, as the administration attempted to impose its policies, Inuit resisted. Kulchyski and Tester look closely at Inuit legal challenges, petitions, and...