Inuit subsistence in the 1990's: Harvesting, land use and society at Clyde River

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, economics, hunting, socio-economics, youth, Inuit

Principal Investigator: Wenzel, George W. (10)
Licence Number: 12601
Organization: McGill University
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: I. Qillaq, E. Loring, S. Cundill, S. den Ouden, plus 2 more assistants from Clyde River

Objective(s): To analyze the degree to which subsistence harvesting and social relations continue to be a marker of Inuit identity; to assess the involvement of youth in subsistence activities contributes to wider household (extended family) economic strategies; to determine whether individual and household subsistence activities affect economic and social links at higher levels of social integration.

Project Description: The researchers are interested in understanding how subsistence hunting contributes to Inuit society in Clyde River. Data will be collected from selected households over the next 3 years on harvesting activities and land use. This information will be used to understand how subsistence and wage economy activities have developed into a mixed economy, and to determine future economic trends based on employment interests of Inuit youth.