Caribou workshop slated for Kuujjuaq

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

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he 9th North American Caribou Workshop will take place April 23-27 in Kuujjuaq.

“The scientific program we are proposing will enable us to take stock of our knowledge of caribou herd management, as well as the relationship between man and beast,” said Yves Savard-Désilets, chairman of the organizing committee, in a prepared statement. “In addition to hearing from renowned experts and leading researchers in the field, we have decided to focus attention on the culture and traditional knowledge of our First Peoples and to delve into the Inuit, Cree and Naskapi Nations’ long relationship with the caribou.”

The workshop’s main concern is the current state of the caribou populations and their future, and its sessions will treat such topics as “Caribou and Man,” “Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Scientific Information,” “The Future of Large Herds,” and “Conservation, Husbandry, Management and Co-Management.”

Information on the workshop is available at http://www.cccpp-hftcc.com/nacw.

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