Final Report of the Inuit Bowhead Knowledge Study, Nunavut, Canada.
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Inuit Bowhead Knowledge Study Committee
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As mandated by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement of 1993, Inuit knowledge of bowhead whales in Nunavut, Canada was collected by means of 257 individual interviews with 252 Inuit hunters and elders in 18 communities during 1995 and 1996. During 1996 and 1997, follow-up workshops were held in eight of these communities where bowheads appear to be most numerous and seasonally predictable in their occurrence. The interviews and workshops were tape-recorded and were of an informal and semi-directive nature, with trained community interviewers and workshop facilitators employing questionnaires or an agenda consisting of open-ended questions or specific topics. We sought information from interviewees and workshop participants on bowhead whale distribution and migrations, changes in frequency of sightings and distribution since about 1915, behaviour and ecology, and the cultural and traditional importance of the bowhead whale to Inuit......
PublisherNunavut Wildlife Management Board
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationHay, K. et al (2000) Final report of the Inuit Bowhead Knowledge Study. Nunavut, Canada. Nunavut Canada, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, 101pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1675
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