13 record(s) found for principle investigator "Simmons, Deborah" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Our Land is Changing: Climate Change, Food Security and Health in Déline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. assess the vulnerability of Déline community members to climate change impacts with a focus on impacts to harvesting practices and country food security now and in the future; 2. identify adaptation strategies currently employed or possible for future application by community members in order to mitigate any adverse impacts to traditional harves...


Sahtú Region Wolverine Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: This project will gather and present Sahtú Dene and Métis traditional knowledge about the Species At Risk-listed wolverine and its habitat. It will include: 1. A literature review; 2. Interviews and a regional meeting involving knowledge holders from all five Sahtú communities (Tulít'a, Déline, Fort Good Hope, Colville Lake, and Norman Wells); and 3. The development of future projects for rela...


Sahtu Youth Network for a Regional Action Plan on the Health Impacts of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short-term objectives for the project are to: 1. Review and build on learnings from previous climate change and health adaptation projects in Tulít’a, Fort Good Hope and Déline, both in terms of the content and the methods used. 2. Strengthen action capacity, leadership and skills through creation of a Sahtu Youth Network for research and action planning on climate change and health. 3. Com...


Sahtú Region Caribou and Moose Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The main objective of this project is to support the wildlife management initiatives proposed by the Renewable Resource Councils (RRCs) in the Sahtú Region through the development of a robust research program that incorporates multiple sources of knowledge into a detailed understanding of caribou and moose populations. The objectives are to monitor caribou and moose health and understand populatio...


Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. research Dene stories and perspectives on the role of stories in health, healing and governance; and 2. develop a proposal for future research on Dene language of place. The research follows the participatory method established by the Deline Uranium Team and Deline Knowledge Project. Déline governance will ensure that the research meets agree...


Caribou and Communities in the Sahtu Region
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The goals of this research project are to: 1. Develop an understanding of caribou Traditional Knowledge (TK) research and monitoring in the Sahtu Region and beyond. 2. Share experiences among Renewable Resources Councils (RRC)s with caribou TK research; assess strengths and weaknesses in research methods and outcomes. 3. Explore caribou stewardship options that emerge from the research and how...


Deline Abandoned Mines - Learning for the Future
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The objectives for year one of this three year program is to work with community members to scope out whether and how the community would like to be involved in research related to abandoned mines. Some topics for discussion will be: • Looking back on the Canada-Déline Uranium Table process and recommendations • Giving guidance about how new research can benefit the community and create new know...


Health Risk and Climate Change in Sahtúot’ine Stories: Envisioning Adaptations with Elders and Youth in Déline, NWT
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The research follows the participatory method established by the Deline Uranium Team and Deline Knowledge Project. Déline governance will ensure that the research meets agreed-upon objectives benefiting the community; that Déline, Northwest Territories and university research guidelines are respected; and that the intellectual property rights of Déline participants are protected. The community re...


Dene and Metis Ways of Respecting the Land: Caribou Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This project is led by the Norman Wells Land Corporation (NWLC), and the methodology is participatory – that is, the project design involves community participation at every stage. NWLC President Rodger Odgaard is the Co-Investigator and will play a key role in leading all activities. These will include a field trip to Palmer Lake and a digital storytelling workshop. This research will document...


Tulita Caribou Tradtitional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The research aims to address two broad objectives in applying TEK within co-management processes: 1) Develop tools for enhanced participation by Renewable Resource Councils and community members in research, policy development and management decision-making initiatives of the SRRB, drawing upon TEK within the community; 2) Strengthen the understanding among scientists and policy-makers of the nat...


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