Dene subsistence practices in the Canadian Subarctic: long-term sustainability or short-term exploitation?
Principal Investigator: Allen, Wayne E. (3)
Licence Number: 12543
Organization: University of California
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: C. Allen

Objective(s): To assess the nature of the subsistence practices of the Dene people of Fort Good Hope; to determine the long-term sustainability of traditional harvesting practices.

Project Description: The researcher will conduct formal and informal interviews with the elders and community members of Fort Good Hope in order to collect data to test assumptions about the long-term sustainability of existing Dene harvest practices. Data will include resource distribution, land tenure and harvesting patterns, genealogies and traditional knowledge. The researcher has worked in consultation with the community to develop his research topic.