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The persistence of traditional ways in an Inuit community Butler, Barbara Louise


The persistence of traditional ways in a Canadian Arctic Community is demonstrated by the examination of the Inuit community of Pelly Bay, NWT. The discussion is concerned with the manner in which the modern community continues to function in an Inuit manner despite the adoption of elements of western society such as modern technology and an economic system based on cash. Data for the study are, for the most part, the result of fieldwork in Pelly Bay in 1982. Data are presented on various aspects of the modern community with a particular emphasis on resource utilization and economic activities.

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