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dc.contributor.supervisor Davidson-Hunt, Iain (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Bolton, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T15:44:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T15:44:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/9161
dc.description.abstract Shoal Lake, Ontario has a complex history of resource developments and policy and legislation that has impacted Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation (IIFN) socially, economically and culturally and continues to influence the community’s contemporary fishing practices. The purpose of this research is to explore the linkages between contemporary fishing practices and IIFN members’ well-being. The study employs a mixed-method approach by utilizing a combination of household survey, semi-structured and open-ended interviews with expert IIFN fishers as well as participation in contemporary fishing practices. It presents both material and non-material benefits of contemporary IIFN fishing practices. Results indicate that IIFN members actively partake in fishing activities and continue to rely on fish as an essential part of their diet. Fishing practices also provide avenues for IIFN to convey cultural knowledge, strengthen social cohesion and help articulate a sense of Iskatewizaagegan identity. As such, they are integral to the community’s physical and psychological health as well as Iskatewizaagegan culture and spirituality. en_US
dc.subject well-being en_US
dc.subject ethnoecology en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject social practice en_US
dc.title “Being out on the lake”: Iskatewizaagegan Anishinaabeg perspectives on contemporary fishing practice and well-being en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Berkes, Fikret (Natural Resources Institute) Halden, Norman (Geological Sciences) Haines, Ryan (Ryan Haines Consulting) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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