October 28, 2015

Traditional Knowledge in the Canadian North: Ways of Knowing the Past, Present, and Future

Rebecca Gray

This talk will discuss the importance of traditional knowledge (TK) in the Canadian North, i.e., Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Listeners will learn about the following topics: What is TK? Who are TK users? How is TK a vital component of the past, present, and future in the North? Finally, how can members of the public become aware of TK in their own lives?

About the Presenter

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Rebecca is a 2nd year MSc student in archaeology. She is interested in subarctic and northern archaeology, oral history, and ethnoarchaeology. Her current research takes place in Grandin River, Northwest Territories, where she is studying the traditional land use of the Tłı̨chǫ Dene First Nation. Her research is made possible by collaboration with the Tłı̨chǫ elders of Behchokǫ̀, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, and Tłı̨chǫ Research & Training Institute. She hopes to one day learn how to tan a moose hide.

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