Community' Perspectives and Regulations on Cruise Ship Tourism in the Canadian Arctic: A Pond Inlet Case Study

  • Author / Creator
    Lopez, Fabiola
  • Cruise ship tourism (CST) is an increasing significantly activity in Nunavut and is having many environmental, socio-economic and cultural impacts on Inuit communities, and important marine ecosystems such as Sirmilik National Park and Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. This thesis focuses on the knowledge and perspectives of Pond Inlet community members. The principal aims are: 1.- Explore the traditional knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit) held by Pond Inlet elders and land user, and 2. – Document which “traditional rules” are considered important by Pond Inlet residents, and identify formal laws, regulations, and guidelines, and how these differ from community “rules”. Both objectives relate to CST and the management of Sirmilik National Park and Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. The information presented in this thesis provides the basis for better understanding of Pond Inlet community experiences and observations about CST and its impacts. Addressing these impacts and increasing opportunities for local benefit, will potentially improve attitudes towards tourism while at the same time ensure improvements in ecosystem health, the economy, and the local way of life.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2017
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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Specialization
    • Risk and Community Resilience
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • John Parkins (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
    • Elizabeth Halpenny (Physical Education and Recreation Faculty)