Talk on world renowned wilderness Peel River Watershed. Now a contentious arena because of resource initiatives and land use planning. Allegedly hosting one-third of North America's iron-ore, amongst other mineral deposits.
Peter Loovers, from the University of Aberdeen will give this free talk as part of the anthropology departmental seminar series on 11 October, 2012 in Room F61 of the Edward Wright building at Aberdeen University.
The Peel River Watershed - the traditional land of the Teetl'it Gwich' in - is of great interest and importance to a wide variety of stakeholders. The land use planning, thus, is politically sensitive and challenging.
Building on extensive fieldwork with Teetl'it Gwich'in, this talk places these initiatives in historical context and argues for a closer understanding of the relationship between poetics, well-being, memory, and land. More specifically, it will argue for a more thorough attention towards the different ways of reading life by respectively indigenous peoples, mining industries, environmentalists, and others.