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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2660
Professor
Edward Hedican
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 2- week 3 Week 3 TOPIC: Research Issues in Aboriginal Communities 1. Research– Why?– To generate new knowledge (A) Theoretical- General or Abstract knowledge about human societies/ cultures (B) Practical/ Applied- Help understand or solve specific human problems- 2. Methodology– Techniques for gathering information (A) Ethnography–fieldwork- participant-observation (B) Ethnology- Comparative Studies 3. Significant Aboriginal Issues (A) Land Claims- Aboriginal Rights -- Comprehensive, ie, Nunavut (1999) --Specific, restricted areas 4. Education:– Infrastructure -Administration -Curriculum -Staffing 5. Economic/ Employment Issues -Hunting/ Fishing/ Wage Work -further north in Canada the more for goods, due to the price of transportation -for people struggling economically, supplement their food intake by hunting and fishing -the higher the cost of store goods, the higher the influence to hunt and fish -most
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