Indigenous Hunting Rights
An explanation of the indigenous hunting practices evident in the Arctic and North Queensland, Australia.
# 45468 | 2,035 words | 8 sources | APA | 2003 |
Published on Nov 05, 2003 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Modern) , Anthropology (Scientific / Medical) , Environmental Studies (Wildlife Protection) , Anthropology (Australian)
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The paper compares and contrasts the situation of indigenous hunting practices in the Arctic and North Queensland and discusses whether indigenous peoples should be allowed to hunt species Western scientists deem to be threatened with extinction. The aim of the paper is to show what indigenous people can teach us and how indigenous knowledge can, indeed should, be considered a valuable resource to both the local non-indigenous and scientific community.
From the Paper:"The question of the value and legitimacy of "scientific", or quantitative knowledge, over indigenous, local, or qualitative, knowledge lies at the heart of the debate over many conservation issues. Whether indigenous people should be allowed to hunt species deemed "threatened" or "endangered" is a matter of concern both locally and internationally, with both scientists and indigenous people claiming certain rights and obligations. Scientists and conservationists in the broader community claim it is within their rights to ban certain hunting practices, these rights becoming an obligation when a species is threatened with extinction, while indigenous peoples claim it is within their rights to continue their hunting traditions, and an obligation to pass such traditions on to their children."
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