The Belcher Island Inuit are unique as the only Canadian Inuit group to wear bird skin parkas.
The obvious question is whether the Belcher Island Inuit knew how to make eider skin parkas before the caribou crisis, or whether it was the crisis itself that forced the creation of new knowledge to make this unusual kind of winter clothing.
The ecological knowledge of Belcher Island Inuit: a traditional basis for contemporary wildlife comanagement.
The other male moved to southern Southampton Island (62[degrees] 53' N, 83[degrees] 36' W), where he stayed from 24 to 28 September; by 1 October, this male had migrated east across Hudson Bay and remained near the Belcher Islands (Fig.
Given that many Long-tailed Ducks overwinter in polynyas near the Belcher Islands and in western Hudson Bay (Robertson and Savard 2002), birds in our study may not have continued southward.