Ecological Knowledge -ANTH 461 / RMES 500Q [Old Version: not current]
Anthropological approaches to the study of local ecological knowledge range
from early 20th century notions of cultural ecology to current interests
in political ecology. In this course students will explore concepts
of eological anthropology via the medium of local ecological
knowledge in hunting, gathering, and fishing communities.
This is a seminar course in which the participation of students
in class discussions, exercises, and group activities is expected.
Course Outline and Details
Document Bank and Additional Reading List
Research and Relationships
- Menzies. "Putting Words into Action." Canadian Journal of Native Education.Vol. 28(1&2). 2004.
- Menzies. "Reflections on Research with, for and among Indigenous Peoples."
Canadian Journal of Native Education.
Vol. 25:(1). 2001
- Paul Nadasdy. The Gift in the Animal:
September 15, 2009 First Class
September 26, 2009 Burns Bog Field Trip.
Field trip assignment
November 24 and December 1, 2009 Group Presentations
Student Work: Examples from 2007 Course
Group Questions Excercise
Term Papers, Examples
- Non-Human Animals and Non-Human People,
by J. Donune O'Coffey
- Geographic Information Systems or Genuinely Incomplete Systems? by Megan Raschig
- Salmon Farms and Salmon People, by Alanna Schroeder
- Storytelling in comanagement relationships with First Nations,
by Courtney Campbell
- Among the Trees - Knowledge and Management of Non-Tomber Forest Products, by Susie Dain-Owens
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge, by DeLisa Lewis
Anthropology and Society. Podcasts of presentations made by Charles Menzies on a variety of topics.
Some of the items may have relevance for the course. To access a podcast of available presentations copy this URL
and paste it into your podcast software application or click here
to select individual talks.