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UAS Anthropology and Social Science Present at New Mexico Conference

Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico March 17 – 21, 2009

Elizabeth Kunibe and UAS faculty presented papers and held a session on the effects of climate change, resource development and hunting practices on subsistence food gathering at the annual Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico March 17 – 21, 2009.

From the Program:
UAS Session:
Examining Resilience and Vulnerability in Food Systems: Partnerships and Practice in Southeast Alaska CHAIR: MONTEITH, Daniel (U Alaska SE) SCHULTE, Priscilla (U Alaska SE) Partnerships in Understanding the Uses of Natural Resources in Southeast Alaska SIMON, Alexander (U Alaska SE) The Shallow vs. The Deep: Euro-American Hunting Cultural Traditions as a Threat to Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Traditions KUNIBE, Elizabeth (U Alaska SE) Alaska and the Yukon: Food of Today, Tomorrow and 200 Years Ago MONTEITH, Daniel (U Alaska SE) Tlingit Science: Understanding and Predicting Availability of Resources in a Rapidly Changing World

Here is the abstract of Kunibe’s presentation:
Alaska and the Yukon: Food of Today, Tomorrow and 200 Years Ago Many Native People of the North are facing food shortages and health challenges due to rapid economic and ecological change. There are problems with the availability and harvesting of country and customary foods today. Land rights, pollution, and contaminants often times present insurmountable problems and threats to the health and wellbeing of people living in the North such as the Tlingit and Haida People. This work will examine how partnerships in Southeast Alaska and the Yukon may help overcome some of these obstacles.

For abstracts of the other UAS presentations, click on this link: www.sfaa.net/sfaa2009/SfAA2009Program.pdf. See page 84 for index of presenters and page numbers.
 
 

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