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Kiumajut (Talking Back)

Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Kiumajut (Talking Back)

Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70

Kiumajut [Talking Back]: GameManagement and Inuit Rights 1900-70 examines Inuit relations with the Canadian state, with a particular focus on two interrelated issues. The first is how a deeply flawed set of scientific practices for counting animal populations led policymakers to develop policies and laws intended to curtail the activities of Inuit hunters. Animal management informed by this knowledge became a justification for attempts to educate and, ultimately, to regulate Inuit hunters. The second issue is Inuit responses to the emerging regime of government intervention. The authors look closely at resulting court cases and rulings, as well as Inuit petitions. The activities of the first Inuit community council are also examined in exploring how Inuit began to “talk back” to the Canadian state.


336 pages


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Preface

Introduction

Part I: Managing the Game

1 Trapping and Trading: The Regulation of Inuit Hunting Prior to World War II

2 Sagluniit (“Lies”): Manufacturing a Caribou Crisis

3 Sugsaunngittugulli (“We Are Useless”): Surveying the Animals

4 Who Counts? Challenging Science and the Law

Part II: Talking Back

5 Inuit Rights and Government Policy

6 Baker Lake, 1957: The Eskimo Council

7 Inuit Petition for Their Rights

Conclusion: Contested Ground

Notes; Bibliography; Index

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