Mod. 1 – Caribou Co-management


Burch, Ernest S. Jr. Caribou herds of northwest Alaska, 1850-2000. Igor Krupnik and Jim Dau, eds. University of Alaska Press, 2012.

Bennett, John, and Susan Rowley, eds. Uqalurait: An oral history of Nunavut. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.

CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment Network., accessed February 4, 2015.

Mishler, Craig and Kenneth Frank. Gwich’in Caribou Anatomy., accessed February 4, 2015.

Thorpe, Natasha, Naikak Hakongak, Sandra Eyegetok, and the Kitikmeot Elders. Thunder on the tundra: Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of the Bathurst Caribou.


Armitage, Derek, Fikret Berkes, and Nancy Doubleday, eds. Adaptive co-management: collaboration, learning, and multi-level governance. UBC Press, 2010.

Chapin, F. Stuart, Stephen R. Carpenter, Gary P. Kofinas, Carl Folke, Nick Abel, William C. Clark, Per Olsson et al. “Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25, no. 4 (2010): 241-249.

Kofinas, Gary P. “Caribou hunters and researchers at the co-management interface: emergent dilemmas and the dynamics of legitimacy in power sharing.” Anthropologica 47, no. 2 (2005): 179-196.

Nadasdy, Paul. “The politics of TEK: Power and the ‘integration’ of knowledge.” Arctic Anthropology 36, no. 1/2 (1999): 1-18.

Nadasdy, Paul. Hunters and bureaucrats: power, knowledge, and aboriginal-state relations in the southwest Yukon. UBC Press, 2004.

Climate Change:

Berman, Matthew, and Gary Kofinas. “Hunting for models: grounded and rational choice approaches to analyzing climate effects on subsistence hunting in an Arctic community.” Ecological Economics 49, no. 1 (2004): 31-46.

Cameron, Emilie S. “Securing Indigenous politics: A critique of the vulnerability and adaptation approach to the human dimensions of climate change in the Canadian Arctic.” Global environmental change 22, no. 1 (2012): 103-114.

Cameron, Emilie, Rebecca Mearns, and Janet Tamalik McGrath. “Translating Climate Change: Adaptation, Resilience, and Climate Politics in Nunavut, Canada.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105, no. 2 (2015).

Ford, James and Barry Smit. “A Framework for Assessing the Vulnerability of Communities in the Canadian Arctic to Risks Associated with Climate Change.” Arctic 12, 1 (2004): 389-400.

Gunn, Anne, et al. “Facing a future of change: Wild migratory caribou and reindeer.” Arctic (2009): iii-vi.

Kofinas, Gary P., et al. “Resilience of Athabascan subsistence systems to interior Alaska’s changing climate This article is one of a selection of papers from The Dynamics of Change in Alaska’s Boreal Forests: Resilience and Vulnerability in Response to Climate Warming.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40.7 (2010): 1347-1359.

Riedlinger, Dyanna, and Fikret Berkes. “Contributions of traditional knowledge to understanding climate change in the Canadian Arctic.” Polar Record 37, no. 203 (2001): 315-328.

Community-Based Reports and Traditional Knowledge:

Berman, Matthew, Craig Nicolson, Gary Kofinas, Joe Tetlichi, and Stephanie Martin. “Adaptation and sustainability in a small arctic community: Results of an agent-based simulation model.” Arctic (2004): 401-414.

Berkes, Fikret. “Traditional ecological knowledge in perspective.” Traditional ecological knowledge: Concepts and cases (1993): 1-9.

Berkes, Fikret. Sacred ecology, 3rd ed. Routledge, 2012.

Cruikshank, Julie. “Yukon Arcadia: Oral tradition, indigenous knowledge, and the fragmentation of meaning.” The social life of stories: Narrative and knowledge in the Yukon Territory, 45-70. UBC Press, 1998.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. “Original ecologists?: The relationship between Yup’ik Eskimos and animals.” Eskimo essays: Yup’ik lives and how we see them. Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Heine, Michael, Alestine Andre, Ingrid Kritsch, and Alma Cardinal. 2007. Gwichya Gwich’in Googwandak: The History and Stories of the Gwichya Gwich’in, As Told by the Elders of Tsiigehtshik. Fort MacPherson: Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute.

Kofinas, G.P., Communities of Aklavik, Old Crow, and Fort McPherson. 2002. Community contributions to ecological monitoring: knowledge co-production in the U.S.–Canada arctic borderlands. In The earth is faster now: indigenous observations of Arctic environmental change. Edited by I. Krupnik and D. Jolly. Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, Alaska. pp. 54–91.

Sherry, Erin and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. 2009. Jii nành tth’aih hèe gıinkhii/The Land Still Speaks: Gwitchin Words About Life in Dempster Country. Old Crow: Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.  

Usher, Peter J. “Traditional ecological knowledge in environmental assessment and management.” Arctic 53, no. 2 (2000):183-193.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Shirleen Smith. 2009. People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwich’in Elders / Googwandak Nakhwach’ànjòo Van Tat Gwich’in. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.

Film & Photography:

Allison, Leanne and Diane Wilson. Being Caribou. National Film Board of Canada. 2004.

Banerjee, Subhankar. Seasons of Life and Land. Mountaineer Books, 2003.

Canadian Wildlife Service. Caribou of Northern Canada. 1971.

International Institute for Sustainable Development. “Sila Alongotok: Inuit Observations on Climate Change.” 2000.

Mather, Peter. “Gwich’in – ‘People of the Caribou.’”

Mercredi, Tookie. Our Changing Homelands, Our Changing Lives. 2010.

Life on TERRA. “TERRA 335: Oil On Ice, Part III.”

Other Educational Resources:

Government of the Northwest Territories. Caribou and People: A Shared Future. [Educational Resource DVD]. 2009.

Tagalik, Shirley and Leslie Serkoak. Teacher’s Guide: The Caribou & Land Animals. Keewatin Resource Centre. 1984.