Tuktoyaktuk Traditional Knowledge Project

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: traditional knowledge, archaeology, oral history, historical site, heritage sites

Principal Investigator: Hart, Elisa J. (8)
Licence Number: 11111
Organization: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, GNWT Department Culture and Communication
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: C. Arnold; L. Ettagiak

Objective(s): To collect oral historical information to: 1) determine what sites (archaeological, legendary, etc.) are considered significant to the people of Tuktoyaktuk and warrant protection should development occur, 2) learn about traditional land use patterns that can help archaeologists interpret prehistoric site function and settlement pattern, 3) record traditionally used toponyms, 4) train a resident of Tuktoyaktuk in the methods of recording traditional knowledge;

Project Description: The Researcher will carry out interviews with elders to elicit information on heritage sites considered significant to the Inuvialuit and that warrant protection should development occur. Information will also be gathered on traditional land use, in terms of how people decided where and when to move and the activities carried on at different localities.