ORAL HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN HAIDA GWAII
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
Haida histories recount events in the distant past which compare closely with the so-called 'scientific' evidence. These histories speak of times when the land became very cold, when the land was covered with grass, when the first trees arrived, when people walked across what is now open ocean, when the land was flooded, and when the floods receded. They also speak of the Haida way of life before we had clans. Our time-scale is recorded as events rather than years of modern science. These histories (Haida and 'scientific') are mutually enriching to understanding our natural and cultural heritage.