ECOTRAD : Aboriginal ECOtourism, global changes, TRADitional knowledge; a collaborative research project between the Caribou Inuit and the Saami Reindeer Herders
Entry ID: 1193_0_IPEV_FR

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Summary
Abstract: This project aims at understanding how Aboriginal tourism can contribute to the well being of northern communities, preserve and enhance their traditional cultures, sustain their natural resources, and help community members face the challenges of climate change and economic dependency. It is based on the hypothesis that northern communities in different geographic regions face comparable challenges and that a comparative analysis between such communities will provide new insights on the possible ways to face them. For this, we selected 2 communities, the Inuit Inland Caribou from Baker Lake in Nunavut and the Sami Reindeer Herder of Övre Soppero of Northern Sweden that share a traditional livelihood based on the same species Rangifer tarandus and similar challenges despite the differences in their ecological and socio-economic context. Collaborative research and social action tools are being used to bridge scientific and community based knowledge to explore future scenarios and models and nurture an Arctic aboriginal ecotourism network of practitioners.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: www.aboriginal-ecotourism.org

The ECOTRAD project has a specific home page incorporated in the Aboriginal Ecotourism web site. The AE web site is a collaborative research project connecting 200 aboriginal tourism initiatives from around the world so that they can exchange information and the many lessons learned, as well as to promote them as tourist destinations. The site website was created using a Content Management System and incorporating a variety of integrated technologies such as Google Maps™ , web-based survey, forums of discussion.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Aboriginal Ecotourism in Northern Canadian Inuit and Cree, Scandinavian Saami and Russian Nenets: an international collaborative research approach

The primary goal of this collaborative project is to bring together Aboriginal-Indigenous tourism operators, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers, and other stakeholders potentially involved in the eco- and cultural tourism projects of four communities, that is the Caribou Inuit of Baker Lake and the nine Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee around James Bay, the Saami herders of Övre Soppero, Sweden, and the Nenet of Northeastern Russia


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Indigenous Communities, Tourism and Biodiversity Workshop Series: New Information and Web Based Technologies

The first workshop focused on the Arctic region in recognition of 2007 as the International Polar Year, and considered the distinct challenges of remote rural Arctic destinations. articipants worked with individual computers in small groups to examine existing reference websites, and exchange lessons learned on their own website development and management practices. To facilitate the exchange of experiences, participants produced quality indicators in three important areas: biodiversity, e-marketing and technological tools.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 68.0911 S: 68.0911  E: 21.6971  W: 21.6971
 N: 64.32355 S: 64.32355  E: -96.03232  W: -96.03232

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sylvie Blangy
Dataset Title: Marie Curie research fellow
Dataset Release Date: 0000-00-00

Dataset Series Name: Inuit Saami collaborative research project
Dataset Release Date: 0000-00-00
Online Resource: www.aboriginal-ecotourism.org


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN > Övre Soppero
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > SWEDEN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT > Baker Lake


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >TOURISM    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES >HERITAGE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND ACCESS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES/AREAS >ECOTOURISM    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS >MINING    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
SOCIETY


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Access Constraints
Pas de restriction particulière.

Sauf demander l'autorisation aux deux chercheures locales pour l'utilisation des photos et citer les sources pour les publications. (cf diffusion)


Keywords
Aboriginal ecotourism
Inuit
Saami
participatory action research
global changes
adaptation
traditional knowledge
reindeer herding
caribou hunting


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.univ-montp3.fr/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SYLVIE BLANGY
Phone: +33 4 99 61 17 73
Email: sblangy at gmail.com
Contact Address:
152 Impasse des deux Ruisseaux
City: Montpellier
Postal Code: 34090
Country: France



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: PDF > Portable Document Format


Personnel
SYLVIE BLANGY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +33 4 99 61 17 73
Email: sblangy at gmail.com
Contact Address:
152 Impasse des deux Ruisseaux
City: Montpellier
Postal Code: 34090
Country: France


VERA AVAALA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (1) 867-793-2103
Email: vavaala at hotmail.com
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 101
City: Baker Lake, Nunavut
Postal Code: XOC OAO
Country: Canada


BRITT MARIE LABBA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 46 (0) 981-300 58
Email: info at mineallin.com
Contact Address:
Min Eallin Box 115
City: Övre Soppero
Postal Code: S-980 14
Country: Sweden


Publications/References
Blangy, S. , Labba, N. 2009. Arctic tourism and climate changes: a litterature review. in SWIPA: Climate Change and the Cryosphere: Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA). An Arctic Council ‘Cryosphere Project’ in Cooperation with IASC, CliC and IPY.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-11-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2010-04-01

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