OPEN AND FREE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
9 August 2007, 4- 5:30pm
Seminar Room, Centre for Innovation, 87 St. David St.
Nicole Gombay, PhD. Dept of Geography, University of Canterbury
With the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975, Inuit in Nunavik (Northern Québec) adopted a variety of institutions over which they might have greater control than had heretofore been the case, and with the goal of promoting development that reflected more closely their own concerns. One product of the Agreement was the creation of the Hunter Support Programme which was designed as a mechanism for the on-going support of indigenous livelihoods through the provision of local foods. This talk will explain the nature and functioning of the Hunter Support Programme while exploring the reactions of people in one settlement in Nunavik to the socio-economic impacts of the Programme.
Nicole Gombay received her Ph.D. in geography from Queen's University and completed a post-doc in anthropology at McGill. Her research in the Arctic includes studies of land claims and community-based and community-run study of TEK.
This seminar is Seminar 1 in the