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Conference Notes



This is a regional association that draws a small attendance (50 - 100) and this year had three concurrent sessions through the day. Anthropology tends to be little-represented in the OASA, and this year only one section was anthropology -- a pre-orchestrated set of four papers on James Bay hunting-trapping territory research under the auspices of the TASO programme, with papers (listed in the order they were given) by Dick Preston (Mac) on the history of land use in the region, Bryan Cummins (Mac) on his fieldwork, especially his mapping of Attiwapiskat territories and other land use, Mark Schuler (Mac) on his fieldwork, especially hunter's views on hunting and the problems with the provincial registered trapline system, and Fikret Berkes (Brock) on case studies and models for future possibilities for co-management (the Crees and the Province) of land and animal resources.