Trail of Story, Travellers’ Path

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Reflections on Ethnoecology and Landscape

by Leslie Main Johnson

three images: mountains with forest; forest; dry cracked mud

Trail of Story examines the meaning of landscape, drawn from Leslie Main Johnson’s rich experience with diverse environments and peoples, including the Gitksan and Witsuwit’en of northwestern British Columbia, the Kaska Dene of the southern Yukon, and the Gwich’in of the Mackenzie Delta.

With passion and conviction, Johnson maintains that our response to our environment shapes our culture, determines our lifestyle, defines our identity, and sets the tone for our relationships and economies. With photos, she documents the landscape and contrasts the ecological relationships with land of First Nations peoples to those of non-indigenous scientists. The result is an absorbing study of local knowledge of place and a broad exploration of the meaning of landscape.

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About the Author

Leslie Main Johnson is Associate Professor in the Centre for Social Sciences. View Leslie's faculty page.