Episode 43 – An Inuk Perspective on Hunting, Science and Conservation with Paul Irngaut
An Inuk Perspective on Hunting, Science and Conservation
This episode is sponsored by the Heid Out Restaurant and Brewhouse and supported by iHunter app.
In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Paul Irngaut, Director of Wildlife and Environment for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Paul talks about growing up in Igloolik and his memories of being on the land with his family. Paul describes his experience when his family was moved off the land to a matchbox house by the government and the challenges that relocation created for Inuit. Paul explains the Nunavut Act and Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and how important wildlife is to Inuit. Paul also describes the Nunavut Harvester Support Program and National Inuit Strategy on. Paul goes into detail about hunting and living off the land as well as how the polar bear harvesting program in Nunavut is structured, polar bear populations, impacts of climate change, the impact that the global bans on polar bear and seal fur trade had on Inuit, his concerns about polar bear research and his perspective on eco-tourism wildlife viewing. Find out the difference between an igloo and a quaggiq, why getting married depends on knowing how to build an igloo and learn some Inuktitut words.
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