Ecological Knowledge -ANTH 515 (x-listed as ANTH 461)
This course will focus on the role of traditional & local ecological knowledge in environmental assessment processes and
in the development of resource management plans. As part of our explorations of Traditional/Local Ecological Knowledge we
will examine two very important north coast BC examples: the Northern Gateway JRP process, with a focus on the community and
knowledge holder panels from Gitxaała and the role of local knowledge in laying a baseline of engagement in structuring marine
use plans. Global examples will be used in conjunction with these local case studies that include both aboriginal and
non-aboriginal resource harvesters and managers. This is a seminar course oriented toward graduate students and senior
undergraduates in the final year of study, in which the participation of students in class discussions, exercises,
and group activities is expected.
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
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.