Leslie Main Johnson, Athabasca University

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Associate Professor Athabasca, Alberta lesliej@athabascau.ca

Bio/Research

I am fascinated by the kinds of things people know and the connections among these forms of knowledge. I am especially interested in knowledge of the land and how people “fine-tune” their ability to live in local environments. My research interests include ethnobiology (cultural knowledge of livi...

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Bio/Research

I am fascinated by the kinds of things people know and the connections among these forms of knowledge. I am especially interested in knowledge of the land and how people “fine-tune” their ability to live in local environments. My research interests include ethnobiology (cultural knowledge of living things), ethnoecology, subsistence, and concepts of health and healing among northwestern Canadian First Nations. I began my field-work with the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en of northwestern British Columbia in the mid 1980's.

In more recent years I expanded my research to work with the Kaska Dena of the southern Yukon, the Gwich'in of the Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories and the Sahtu people of Deline on Great Bear Lake.


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