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dc.contributor.supervisor Davidson-Hunt, Iain (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Morrison, Alli Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-21T13:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21T13:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8904
dc.description.abstract The Saskatchewan River Delta (SRD) is the largest freshwater inland delta in North America, covering over 950 000 hectares in central Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The wetlands in the SRD provide valuable ecosystem services and support considerable biodiversity. The Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) has expressed concerns regarding the loss of wildlife in the SRD, among other ecological concerns, due to anthropogenic development. Using an ethnoecological approach, the indigenous knowledge of the OCN was documented through an analysis of wetland-based practices. A variety of methods were employed in the research including participant observation, interviews, document review and verification workshops. Interviews held with community Elders also focused on the connections between a life on the land, well-being and cultural identity. The research revealed the need for a more holistic approach to management of the sensitive wetland ecosystems located with OCN traditional territory that reflects the changing values of the community. en_US
dc.subject ethnoecology en_US
dc.subject well-being en_US
dc.title Opaskwayak Cree Nation wetland ethnoecology: land, identity and well-being in a flooded landscape en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Head, Mary (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) O'Flaherty, R. Michael (Natural Resources Institute) Wrubleski, Dale (Ducks Unlimited Canada) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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