Chasse et exploitation minière au Nunavut : une expérience inuit du territoire à Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake)

Authors: Laneuville, Pascale
Advisor: Laugrand, Frédéric
Abstract: The goal of this research is to evaluate the effects of the Meadowbank goldmine on the relationship occurring between the Inuit community of Qamani’tuaq, in Nunavut, and its territory. Territory is the social and historical construction of a space which derives meaning through the everyday experience and the collective memory. The results show the existence of various socioeconomic impacts, both positive and negative, resulting among others from new jobs and from impact on caribou. The construction of a private road and the imposition of rules of usage present a contradiction between two kinds of territoriality. However, the specific Inuit way of being connected to the land continues to be expressed. Most Inuit show their ability to take advantage of the new situation in order to maintain their activities on the land. Also, the specific experiments of workers at the mining camp testify the close link between place, community and history.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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