Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit

Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit

The Nunatsiavummiut Experience

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Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit is a history of land and resource use by the Labrador Inuit. It examines in detail the way of life and cultural survival of this unique indigenous population. Comprised of twelve essays, this volume represents the first significant publication on the Labrador Inuit in more than thirty years.


Framed by the historic 2005 signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement and the creation of Nunatsiavut, the first Inuit self-government, Settlement, Subsistence, and Change Among the Labrador Inuit is a history of land and resource use by the Labrador Inuit. It examines in detail the way of life and cultural survival of this unique indigenous population, including household structure, the social economy and organization of wild food production, forced relocations and land claims, subsistence and settlement patterns, and contemporary issues around climate change, urban planning, and self-government. Comprised of twelve essays, this volume represents the first significant publication on the Labrador Inuit in more than thirty years.



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Natcher (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) gathers 12 essays on the history, cultural survival, and lifeways of the Labrador Inuit. Contributors in anthropology, archaeology, sociology, environmental studies, and geography relate the history of the tribe, especially the history of relocations from 1956-59, and explore how the tribe has adapted to social, political, spiritual, and environmental changes. They examine regional differences among the Inuit in areas such as social organization and discuss political issues such as land claims, wildlife harvesting, land use planning, and self-governance. The book includes b&w photos. It is distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780887554254
0887554253
9780887554193
0887554199
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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