Local Knowledge and Changing Subsistence Strategies in James Bay, Canada

@inproceedings{Ploquin2010LocalKA,
  title={Local Knowledge and Changing Subsistence Strategies in James Bay, Canada},
  author={Claude P{\'e}loquin and Fikret Berkes},
  year={2010}
}
The description of ecosystems necessarily reduces their complexity to a few measurable and controllable variables. Environmental monitoring practices of some indigenous and rural societies are significant in this context. In this paper, we examine the ways in which an indigenous people understand and deal with complexity, using the example of Cree hunters of James Bay in the Canadian eastern subarctic. Our unit of analysis is the integrated social-ecological system (Berkes and Folke 1998) or… CONTINUE READING