CAFF Technical Report No. 14 - Aleut / Unangax Ethnobotany: An Annotated Bibliography

Veltre, Douglas W. and Pendleton, Catherine L. and Schively, Stefanie A. and Hay, Jessica A. and Tatarenkova, Natalia (2006) CAFF Technical Report No. 14 - Aleut / Unangax Ethnobotany: An Annotated Bibliography. CAFF International Secretariat. ISBN 9979-9778-0-9

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This project, “Traditional Use and Conservation of Plants from the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands,” was inspired by an Aleut (Unangan) Elder, Lorraine Jonsson, from the village of False Pass on Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands. Early in her life, Lorraine lived in a traditional Aleut dwelling, barabara, while her family subsisted on local resources. From elders, Lorraine learned about hundreds of uses of local plants that were abundant on the islands. She is particularly knowledgeable about their medicinal properties. Today, she teaches traditional ways of life to children, and passionately promotes activities that help preserve traditional knowledge to transfer it to the next generations. Lorraine also serves on the Board of the Aleut International Association.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: aleut, indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge, TK, Unangax, Ethnobotany
    Subjects: Peoples, Cultures and Societies > Heritage and Culture
    Peoples, Cultures and Societies > Indigenous Peoples
    Natural Environment > Terrestrial
    Organizations: Arctic Council > Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF)
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 15:09

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