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Mobility and Subsistence Access

Michael Nowak
Études/Inuit/Studies
Vol. 11, No. 1 (1987), pp. 33-45
Published by: Université Laval
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42869578
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

La relocalisation des familles (leur transfert d'un village à une ville) ne leur impose pas obligatoirement des restrictions à l'accès aux aliments traditionnels. Dans cette recherche concernant neuf familles provenant de trois villages de la région du delta Yukon-Kuskokwin au sud-ouest de l'Alaska, il a été démontré que ces personnes pouvaient se procurer du gibier de subsistance malgré leur relocalisation. Certaines familles continuent à s'impliquer dans des activités de subsistance malgré la nécessité de dépenses additionnelles d'énergie dues à leur éloignement. D'autres ne participent plus aux activités cynégétiques et dépendent des dons en aliments traditionnels de leur parenté dans leur village d'origine. Les réseaux de parenté sont opérationnels dans ce dernier cas et font appel à une certaine réciprocité, par exemple, lorsque les familles en ville font parvenir des pièces de machinerie ou d'autres items à leur village d'origine. De plus, le fait que des parents se soient relocalisés encourage certains membres de la famille à visiter la ville. Relocation (moving from a village to a town or city) does not necessarily impose restrictions on a family's access to traditional foods. In this study of nine families from three villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwest Alaska, it was found that these people are able to obtain subsistence fish and game despite their moves. Some of the families continue to involve themselves in subsistence activities even though greater effort may now be required. Others no longer pursue hunting and fishing but rely on receiving traditional foods from relatives in the home village. Kinship networks are operative in the latter case and some elements of reciprocity can be seen in the sending of machine parts and other items back to the home village. In addition the fact that relatives have relocated serves as an impetus to encourage home village family members to visit that town/city.

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