Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cambridge Bay Residents - Have Your Say!

Some of you might remember that I have been visiting Cambridge Bay for the last couple of years. I am working on an independent research project, for my PhD in Geography at the University of Calgary, looking at resident attitudes to tourism here, as well as Churchill and Pond Inlet.The reason for setting up this weblog is to give as many people as possible a chance to comment on my findings.

I'll be in town from the 17th – 23rd May 2007, so I hope to talk to as many people as possible, but obviously I cannot speak to everyone, so this is your chance to look at the results, and to have your say! I have posted below some of my selected findings. If you'd like to make a comment, to agree or disagree, simply add your thoughts by clicking on the 'comments' button at the end of each posting. If you prefer that your postings are anonymous simply select that option. If you'd like to contact me privately, please email me at ejstewar@ucalgary.ca.

I'd also be keen to hear how you think this information can be best used in the community so that tourism in Cambridge Bay continues to flourish. So send me your ideas! I welcome comments from visitors too, but please indicate that you are a tourist in the comment box.Thank you very much for your time and for contributing to the project!

Ikaluktutiamiunun - Ukautihi Ilitugipkainagiakaktakhi!

Ilihimayafinga pulalikpaktunga Ikalukpialungmun kangagaluk malguukni ukiuni. Uvamnik havaliktunga hadja ihivgiugutihanik, makpigahamik uktuktilunga atikaktumik PhD Nunam Kulanitunik Havakhainik ilihaktunga Ilihakvikyuami Calgary -mi, ihivgiukpakhugit nunamiutanin ihumayutainik pulakpaknikkut talvani, uvani Churchill -milu uvanilu Mitimatallikmilu. Iliugakhugitlu kagitauyami pulakvikhamiklu talvuna amigaigahuakhugit ukakublugitlu ihumagivaktainik inuinainun nalvakpaktamnik ihivgiugutimnin. Pulakniaktunga Ikaluktutiakmun 17th – 23rd May 2007, ukakatigiumayatka amihunik inuinainun kitkununlunin, kihimi tamatkilimaitatka tamaita, tohamuna tautukniaktahi kanuginiaktunik inigutimnunlu, uvunalutauk Ukautihi Ilitugipkainagiakaktakhi!

Tautuknahipkaktatka ilangit ihivgiugutimnin nalvakpaktamnik. Ukautihi ilitugipkaiyumagufiuk, Ukagumagufilunin, angigufiuklunin kingiyutikagufilunin, ihumagiyafi naunaiyakluhiuk nakilugu uminga atikaktumik 'ukautihanik' inikviani tamaini tautuknaktuhani'. Ukautihaknik atihi tuhapkagumangitkufiuk naunaiyakluhiuk nakitanik nakilugu. Avalitumik tuhanaitumik ilitugipkaiyumagungma, kagitauyamitunga uvani ejstewar@ucalgary.ca.

Tuhayumakpiaktafi kanuk ihumagiyafingnik naunaitkutihanun atukniakat nunafingni talvuna pulaktikakpakumaktuhi Ikaluktutiamun. Tuyukpakluhiuk kanuk ihumagivaktafingnik!Adlaninlu pulaktinun ukautainik tuhayumayungalu, kihimi pulaktiuguvit naunaiyakluhiuk naunaiyakviani. Kuanakpiakuhi Kunakpiakuhi ukautivakakngmalu ilakatauvakafilu havakhamnunlu!

The Good Things about Tourism

When I asked residents (70 of you) to tell me about the positive effects of tourism in Cambridge Bay, the following things were mentioned:

Economic benefits:
* Tourism generates income for the community (9 people said that).
* Tourism is beneficial to local carvers and tourism is helping rekindle the craft industry (12 people said that).
* tourism helps young people get out on the land to hunt and guide (7 residents said that).
* Other people said tourism makes use of local supplies and services (1 person), cruises bring in money to the community (1 person) and tourism provides non-local residents with a range of souvenirs to send home (1 person said that).

Socio-cultural benefits:
* Tourism is an opportunity to educate visitors and to dispel myths about living in the north (10 residents noted that).
* Tourism is a good way to meet new people (9 people said that).
* Sharing meat from sports hunts with Elders or community members in need was an important benefit of tourism (4 people said that).
* Tourism makes residents feel proud about their home (3 people said that).
* Tourism gives us an opportunity to participate in cultural shows and craft work (2 people said that).

In addition, 19 people recognized the general benefits of tourism but did not provide specific reasons as to why this was the case.

HAVE YOUR SAY.....! So most people talked about the economic and socio-cultural advantages that tourism brings to Cambridge Bay, do you agree with this? Would you add other advantages to this list? If you'd like to make a comment (even if its, yes I agree with what has already been said) please click on the comments button below.

Nakuyunik ukautiyutait Pulaknikkut

Apigivakapkit nunamiutanun (70 -nin) nakutkiyauyutainik pulaknikkut Ikaluktutiakmun, ukuat ukagiyauvaktut (katitigivaktatka nunamiutanun manihakvikhainiklu adlakiinik inuinaitikutlunin kablunakutlunin):

Nunamiutanun manihakvikhainik:
* Pulakviit manihaktipkaivaktut nunamun (ukaktait tapkuanain inuit kitkulunin ukakpaktut).
* Pulakviit nakuyut hanayiinunlu pulakviitlu ikayuktaitauk mighuktiinunlu hanavaktununlu (malguuk inuitukaktait tapkua12 - inuit kitklunin ukaktait tapkua).
* Pulakviit ikayutigiyait inulgamiinun audlaktipkaiblugitlu anguniaktipkaiblugitlu munaktiukaiblugitlu (ukaktait tapkuaSavan nunamiutat ukaktait tapkua).
* Adlatlu ukakpaktut pulakviit atuktipkaivaktut nunamiutanun tamayainiklu havakhainiklu (atauhik inuk), omiat pulaktut manihaknikpaktait nunamun (atauhik inuk) pulakviitak amihunik tunivaktait nunamiutaungitunun hunanik tuyuktahainik nunamingnun (atauhik inuk ukaktait tapkua).

Inuinanunlu kablunagaliinunlu manihakvikhainik:
* Pulakviit ilihakpaktait pulaktinun kanuk inuyutainik naunaiyakpakhugit inuyutainik ukiuktaktumi (kuliit nunamiutat titigaktait tapkua).
* Pulakviit ilituginaktuk nutanik inuinainikluk kitkuniklunin (ukaktait tapkuanain inuit kitkulunin ukakpaktut).
* Anguniaktiit ahinikmiut pikatigikpakmata Inikniinun nunamiutanun pikangitunun aghuknatkiat pulaktinin (4 inuit ilitagiyan tapkua).
* Pulakviit nunamiutanun nangakpaktait nanminiinik nunainik (3 inuit ukaktait tapkua).
* Talvuna Pulakviit ikataupkakpaktut uvaptingnun pitkuhiptiniklu tautuktipkaiplugitlu hanayauniklunin mighukpakhimayuniklu (malguuk inuit ukaktait tapkua).

Ovalu, 19 inuit kitkulunin ilitagivaktan manihakvigivaktait pulaktunin kihimi naunaiyangitait huuklunin kanuklunin.

UKAUTIHI ILITUGIPKAINAGIAKAKTAKHI.....! Amihuutkiat inuit kitkulunin ukagiyutikakpaktut manihakviiniklu pitkuhiinik nakugiyutainik pulaktunun Ikaluktutiangmun, ukununa angikihi? Adlanik nakuyafingnik titigaktakihi umunga titigakmun? Ukautihi ilitugipkaiyumagufiuk (ukainakafugufilunin, angiktuhi ukagiyaugekhimayunik) nakiinagiakaktakhi ukautiyuhanun atanitumi.

The Not-So-Good Things about Tourism

So, on the negetive side, of the 70 residents I spoke to, 90 per cent of them didn't think there were any bad things about tourism in Cambridge Bay. Of the remaining people, their comments were:

* Tourism income might contribute to alcohol addiction problems (2 people said that).
* Cruise visitors don’t necessarily spend a lot of money (1 person said that).
* Other concerns included: “tourists want to see how it was, rather than how it is, but nothing stays the same” and “I don’t support hunting for trophies”.

HAVE YOUR SAY......! Again, please add a comment, if you have anything to add, or simply whether you agree with these results.

Nakugiyaungitpaktut Pulakviitikkut


Nakugiyaungiyutainin, 70 -nin nunamiutanin, 90 % Ikaluktutiakmiut nakugiyaungitunik ihumagiyutaitut pulaknikkut. Adlat, ihumagiyutikakpaktut talva:

* Pulaktviinin manihakpaktainin imiknikkut ayuhautikalikpaktut (malguuk inuit ukaktait tapkua).
* Umiaknin pulaktiinin ilani manikakluavigingitpaktan (atauhik inuk ukaktait tapkua).
* Adlatlu ihumalutigiyutaitauk talva: “pulaktiit ilitugiumayut kanugitpagiangani kangagalukmi, kanugingitumik hadja, kihimi tamaita adjikiyuitut kihimi” uvalu “Nakugingitatka anguniagiami akimayutihanik”.

UKAUTIHI ILITUGIPKAINAGIAKAKTAKHI......! Taitai ukaktunga, ukagiyahafingnik iliugakluhilu, titigakaktuhaugufilunin, angikafukufigitlunin inigutainiklunin.

Overall Attitude to Tourism in Cambridge Bay

When I asked residents to indicate on a scale their overall attitude to tourism in Cambridge Bay, all but one resident indicated that they were supportive of tourism in Cambridge Bay! The one respondent said she had no opinion about tourism in this community because she was a newcomer. Are you surprised by these results? If you have comments on these or other aspects of these findings, leave your comments by clicking on the button below.

Tamaita Ihumagiyutait Pulaknikkut Ikaluktutiakmun

Apigivakapkit nunamiutanun naunaiyakluhiuk naunaiyaunmi Tamainun ihumagivaktainik Pulakviinun Ikaluktutiakmun, tamaita kihimi atauhik nunamiutak ilitugipkaivaktuk nakugivaktanik Pulakviiknik Ikaluktutiakmun! Atauhik ukautihamik ukangituk pulaknikkut nunamun tikilihagamiguk Ikaluktutiakmun. Naunaitkutinik aglihugukpihi? Ukautikagufi ukununalunin adlaniklunin nalvagutainik, titigakluhiuk ukautihafingnik nakiluhiuk atanitumun.

Mapping Exercise: Current Tourism Activities

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When I interviewed residents of Cambridge Bay I asked them to look at this satellite image of the area, and to tell me places where current tourism activities are appropriate and places where tourism activities aren't appropriate. I then asked them to repeat this exercise for future tourism activities. Here's the same satellite image with comments and annotations (to make the image larger simply click on the satellite image). The majority of residents (38 of them) indicated that anywhere was acceptable for current tourism activity. What do you think? Do you agree with these results?

NunauyaliugutihamikNunayami Havahat: Hadja Pulakviit Havakhimaktunik


Apigikatakpakapkit Ikaluktutiakmiut apigivaktatkalu kungikuiblugit nalautikkut tikimayainun tahamani nunaini, ukakublugitlu uvamnun humitahainik hadja pulakviunun nakugiyauvaktununlu humilu pulakviinun nakugiyaungituniklu . Hivunihami Pulaknikkut HavakhainikApigifakpaktatkalu ukafakuiblugit hivunihhami havakhainunlu. Uvatauk nalautikkut tikimayainin titigakhikpaktunin ukautikaktunik (angiliyumiutihanik nakiluhiuk nalautikkut tikimayutanik nakivikhanun). Amigaitkiat nunamiutat (38 -nguyun) ilitugipkaivaktut kuyaginak humi nakugiyan pulakvikaviami. Kanuktut ihumavihi? Angikigit ukuninga inigutainik?

Mapping Exercise: Future Tourism Activities

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Again, here are some results from the mapping exercise, this time I was asking residents about future tourism development in the Cambridge Bay area. Sixty-seven per cent of the residents indicated that anywhere was acceptable for future tourism development, so long as “places are left as they are found” and “so long as the land and animals are respected”. Have your say, add comments below! (To make the image larger simply click on the satellite image).

Nunauyaliugutihamik: Hivunihami Pulaknikkut Havakhainik


Titigafalikunga, inigutainin ukunanga nunauyaliugutikkut hadjatauk apigivaktatka nunamiutanun hivunihami pulakvikhanik havakhiktuhanik Ikaluktutiakmi. 67 % nunamiutat ilitugipkaivaktut kuyaginik humi nakugiyauvaktut hivunihami pulakvikhamik havakvikhamik, kihimi "nunanik adlangukhiktuhaungit nalvakpaktaininlu" uvalo "nunalu hugatjatlu pitiakuyauyutlu”. Ukautihi Ilitugipkainagiakaktakhi, atani ukautihafingnik titigakluhiuk atani! (Angiliyumiutihanik nakiluhiuk nalautikkut tikimayutanik nakivikhanun).

Future Issues

The final set of questions in the interview asked residents to speculate about the future of tourism in Cambridge Bay. Forty per cent of respondents recognized that tourism will “take on its own momentum” and “will be important to Cambridge Bay” in the future because “we are getting known, especially for good fishing”. An additional 8 people projected that the community will likely host more cruise ships in the future given “the way the ice is”. Modest increases in Northwest Passage bound yachts wintering over in the community were predicted by one resident. Another respondent predicted increases in the number of conference and business travellers as the community develops as a regional centre for the Kitikmeot Region.

Nine people identified climate change as the most important issue facing the future development of tourism in Cambridge Bay. Although one respondent noted that “the ice won’t be gone just yet” another commented that “changing ice conditions will make it easier for cruise ships and yachts to get through the Northwest Passage”. Other residents noted that it would be a problem for sports hunting if the “US placed polar bears on the Endangered Species Act” despite that “polar bears aren’t on the decline in this area”.

A variety of challenges to this anticipated growth was identified by residents including the need to: develop the Port for Northwest Passage travellers (1 person); pave the runway to help reduce air travel costs (1 person) and; have more appropriate facilities (1 person) such as a more varied range of accommodation choices (1 person), souvenir shops (1 person) and entertainment options (1 person). Other challenges reported were: “the need to tidy up the mess out there” (1 person); to be better organized with consistently good service (2 residents); to convince people to visit in the winter (1 person); to encourage “non-elite visitors” (1 person), develop good business partnerships locally (1 person) and to communicate effectively to visitors “what life is like up here” (4 residents). How would you respond to these statements? Are there other issues that you think are important?

Hivunihami Ihumalutigiyutait

Inigutait apighiutiit apigiyait nunamiutanun ihumagikuyauyut hivunihami pulakvikhanik Ikaluktutiakmun. 40 % kiuvaktut ilitagiyan pulakviit "inmingnik havakhimakpakniaktut" uvalo "aghuknatkiyauniakhutiklu Ikaluktutiakmi" hivunihami uvagut "ilitugiyaulihaliktugut, nakukmat ikalikiyutivut”. * inuit kitkulunin ilitugiyutikakpaktut hivunihami amigaikyumikniaktut omiat pulaktut kihimi ihumagiyahaitlu "hiikukkut kanugiyutihainiklu". Atauhiktauk hivunihami tautukta ukiumi nunamikatakniaktunik omianik audlakhimakpaktunik Northwest Passage -kut. Adlatauk kiuvaktuk naunaiyakpakta amigaikyumikniaktut meetiutihaniklu nanminikaktunun pulakataktuniklu nunamun talvunatauk kitkani havakviuniakhunilu nunavunmi.

Nain inuit kitkulunin naunaiyaktan hilakyuakkut adlangukmat aghuknatkiak atuliktait hivunihami havakhainik pulaktihaviinik Ikaluktutiakmun. Atauhik kiuvaktuk ukaktuk "hiku huli tamalimaituk hadja” Adlatauk ukakpaktuk "adlanguyutainik hikum nakigiyauniaktut pulaktihanun omianun kangigiamingni Northwest Passage -mun”. Adlat nunamiutat titigakpaktut ayuhautiginiaktan Anguniaktipkaivaktunun ukua "US -min nunainin ukagumik nanuut titigakhikniaktut Tamalikmata Hikugaktuhaungitunik Maligakakniaktuhan" kihimi ilitugiyaugaluakluni "Nanuut ikikliyumingitkaluakhutik talvani nunami”.

Amigaituniktauk amigakhiuyutainik naunaiyaktait nunamiutat ukuningalu: havakhiktuhanik Omiakakvikhainik Northwest Passage audlaktinun (atauhik inuk); milviliuklutik akihilagumaktut tingmiyutihainik (atauhik inuk) uvalo; nakuhiyumigumaktut iglukpakhainiklu (atauhik inuk) amigaikyumikniaguknahiut hiniktakvikhangniklu (atauhik inuk), situaniklu (atauhik inuk) inukmiyutihanik aliahutihaniklu (atauhik inuk). Adlatlu amigakhiutigivaktaitlu titigaktauvaktut: "halumakhiktuhaugaluit ikakuunik hilami tahamani” (atauhik inuk); havakhanik ihuahaiyiikaklutik havakpaklutiklu nakuyumiklu (malguuk nunamiutan); kanuk ukautikaklutik pulakuiyutihanik ukiumilu (atauhik inuk); "pulakuilutik nakuyunik pulaktihanik” (atauhik inuk), hananahuaklugit nakuyunik nanminikakvikhanik panagiktuhanik nunamiutanun (atauhik inuk) tuhakatigiklutik nakuyumik pulaktinun naunaiyagiamingni "kanugiyutainik inuyutainik hamani” (hitaman nunamiutan). Knauk kiuniakihiuk ukununa ukagiyauvaktunun? Adlanik ihumalutigiyauvaktunik ihumavihi aghuknatkiyauyunik?

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to review some of my findings from Cambridge Bay. I hope you found it interesting. But I have one set of final questions for you...I have collected all this information: What do you think can be done with the information to ensure that tourism in Cambridge Bay continues to develop in a way that respects local opinion? How can the information be best used by the community? Make your comments below...Watch this space – I’ll be updating the site with key themes and research recommendations!

If you are interested in my results from Churchill check out:http://tourism-in-churchill.blogspot.com/

Thank you to Jane Taipana and Emily Angulalik for translating the text for this weblog! Thank you also to Muhammad Tubbsum from the University of Calgary for technical assistance in the creation of the maps.

Kuanakpiakuhi!

Kuanakpiakuhi ihivgiugafiuk nalvakpaktamnik Ikaluktutiami. Iginahuktunga nakugikublugit. Atauhikmik apighiyutihanik apigiumayafilu...Katitigivaktatka ukuninga naunaitkutihanik: Kanuktut ihumavihiKanuktut ihumavihi naunaitkutinun titigakhimayunun Ikaluktutiakmiut havakhimagumaktut pitiakhimaklugit nunamiutanun ihumagivaktainik? Kanuktut ihumavihi nakutkiamik atuktahainik naunaitkutinik titigagekhimayunik atukniakat nunami? Titigakluhiuk kanuk ihumayafingnik atani...Una titigakvikhak munagiluhiuk Nutangukatakniaktaga kagitauyami pulakviani naunaiyakhimayuhaniklu ihivgiugutihanun pitkuvaktafingniklu! Kungiagumagufiuk inigutitka Churchill -mi kinikluhiuk hamna:
http://tourism-in-churchill.blogspot.com/