Wildlife Management

Volume 7, No. 4 – Spring 1996

Features

  • Biology with an Ojibwe Component

    Though it only started three years ago, the wildlife program at Turtle Mountain Community College teaches students about practices “that were done a thousand years ago,” says instructor Jeff Desjarlais.

  • Science Should Serve the Community

    Disenchanted with the competitive, “publish or perish” nature of being a university scientist, Judy Gobert now serves as program manager for the All Nations Alliance for Miniority Participation and has bigger ideas about bringing American Indian scientists together to solve health and environmental problems.

  • Haskell Offers Indigenous Economics Course

    All too often, Franda Flyingman says, “the cost of giving up our traditional values has been too expensive for the benefits gained in recent economic development.” Flyingman has developed a business course at Haskell Indian Nations University that incorporates Western economics and a serious investigation of Native belief systems, the management of tribal governments, tribal law, psychology, and sociology.

  • Return of the Buffalo: The effort to restore bison to Native Americans

    The market for buffalo is thriving and with large amounts of grassy reservation land and ideal buffalo habitat, InterTribal Bison Cooperative members enjoy a potentially strong business position but by and large, Indians haven’t played much of a part.

  • To Please the Animal Master: The Innu hunting way of life

    You won’t find Nitassinan on any published maps. Nitassinan is a land that exists in the hearts and the minds of the Innu, the indigenous people of what the people that “come-from-away” call northern Quebec and Labrador. Nitassinan was among the first parts of the New World to be visited by Europeans, but it was among the last to be mapped. It is a land of extremes: behind the stark, imposing coast of ice-scoured barren headlands there are trackless forests of stunted-spruce and a myriad maze of muskeg, rivers, and lakes.

  • John-Pierre Ashini: Innu hunter and teacher

    At 35, John-Pierre Ashini is still a young man, but the weight of change rests heavily upon his shoulders, according to Stephen Loring of the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center.

  • Caribou Dreams

    John-Pierre Ashini is one of the last men of his generation trained to hunt in the traditional ways. He learned at his father’s side when he was 10 years old, and when his father died, he went hunting with his grandfather who told him this story of a desparate winter hunt .

  • Blessings From Our Four-Legged Friends

    Pets have a spiritual way of getting into mischief, for the good of their master, I suppose. It’s their way of communicating with their master.

Opinion

Profile

  • Kelly Morgan: Navajo renaissance man

    Crownpoint Institute of Technology continually seeks ways to encourage its 330 Navajo students to learn the new technologies required by today’s world and at the same time to cherish and sustain the values of their own culture.

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