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dc.contributor.supervisor Oakes, Jill (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Chow, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-21T19:53:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21T19:53:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8908
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on working with fifteen local youths, one elder, and two teachers in the town of Churchill, Manitoba to document intergenerational knowledge transfer. According to Tsuji (1996) there has been a significant loss of traditional ecological knowledge in First Nation communities between generations for both males and females. Traditional knowledge is important because it relies on an individual’s own knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes towards certain issues that he or she has experienced in the past. Through conducting interviews with Elders, youths, and teachers along with observation and participant observation, this research shows knowledge from the Indigenous elder is being transferred to the younger generation through stories, presentations, and education. There is a moderate level of intergenerational knowledge transfer from youth to elders and elders to youth, as well as a high level of interest in incorporating traditional and local knowledge in education. en_US
dc.subject Traditional en_US
dc.subject Local en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational en_US
dc.subject Transfer en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Environmental en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Elders en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.title Youth and Elders: Perspectives on Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer in Churchill, Manitoba en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McLachlan, Stephane (Environment and Geography) McMillan, Barbara (Education) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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