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Lore : capturing traditional environmental knowledge

Author: Martha Johnson; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Dene Cultural Institute.
Publisher: [Yellowknife, N.W.T.] : Dene Cultural Institute ; [Ottawa, Ont.] : International Development Research Centre, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can Western science gain from an understanding of traditional knowledge? How should this knowledge be gathered? How can it make a difference in managing our natural resources? Lore breaks new ground in the study of these questions. It is the result of an unusual and important workshop. Researchers from around the globe slept on beds of spruce bows, in Dene tradition, and experienced the scenery of the majestic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Johnson; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Dene Cultural Institute.
ISBN: 1552501078 9781552501078 0889366446 9780889366442
OCLC Number: 144141897
Notes: Proceedings of a conference held July 23-27, 1990 in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 190 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Introduction; Research on Traditional Environmental Knowledge: Its Development and Its Role; The Workshop: Purpose and Results; Canada s North; Traditional Environmental Knowledge of the Dene: A Pilot Project; Reindeer Management in Canada s Belcher Islands: Documenting and Using Traditional Environmental Knowledge; The South Pacific; Traditional Environmental Knowledge from the Marovo Area of the Solomon Islands; The African Sahel; Documenting Oral History in the African Sahel; An Experience in Oral History: One Researcher s Account; Northern Thailand.
Responsibility: edited by Martha Johnson.

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Can Western science gain from an understanding of traditional knowledge? How should this knowledge be gathered? How can it make a difference in managing our natural resources? Lore breaks new ground in the study of these questions. It is the result of an unusual and important workshop. Researchers from around the globe slept on beds of spruce bows, in Dene tradition, and experienced the scenery of the majestic MacKenzie River in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

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