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Master's Research Project

Produced in part for the degree of Master of Journalism at Carleton University,
completed May 10, 2023

For published version in the The Narwhal, read here
For published version of Carnivores and Communities, read here

For bear stories as stand alone audio, listen here

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Photo courtesy of Parks Canada

The Bear Dilemna

Published via CUSJC | May 10, 2023

Amongst the Indigenous people of southern Alberta, traditional ecological knowledge around grizzly bears is centred on deep respect as well as their cultural and spiritual significance. The value of this knowledge in conservation is just beginning to be understood by western scientists, who are now just starting to lay the groundwork for the inclusion of this knowledge within Parks Canada.

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